A Manhattan-based fashion model named Krit McClean was rushed to the hospital Thursday after he climbed a ledge in Times Square and pranced around fully nude, shouting and demanding to see Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump, where are you? Donald Trump, where the f–k are you?!” McClean screamed as police and hundreds of bystanders looked on in utter dismay.
Police said during McClean’s one-hour freak show, he spat at officers, tugged on his penis, and performed what looked like an exercise routine.
The incident occurred at around 8 a.m., during rush hour traffic. And it didn’t take long before onlookers pulled out their phones and began uploading photos and video to social media.
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By 9 a.m., NYPD had already blocked off traffic and attempted to talk the man off the ledge.
However, the more the police officers pleaded with McClean to step away from the ledge, the more animated he became.
“I love fashion, it’s taught me so much!” the 21-year-old yelled, while taunting the officers. “I love you, Bruce Weber. I love you, Mario Testino.”
This Times Square guy represents current politics: A naked loon yelling nonsense while trying to jump from a ledge pic.twitter.com/OyZH7YCmHU
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From earlier today, naked man in Times Square goes DOFTB pic.twitter.com/mUmaL7B3aw
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“He was extremely combative,” an NYPD spokesman said according to the New York Post. “He was spitting at us and swinging his arms.”
Mere moments after the police blew up a giant airbag 20 feet below McClean, an officer attempted to grab the man’s arm. McClean freed himself and jumped off the ledge, completely missing the airbag.
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McClean looked shaken but conscious after his plunge, according to reports. Paramedics ran to his side, strapped him to a stretcher, and rushed him to Bellevue Hospital.