Naked activist placed under citizen's arrest

Relentless nudist activist George Davis, who made an unsuccessful run for mayor last year, was placed under citizen's arrest Tuesday afternoon after hours spent naked in front of the Central Police Station, police said.

Davis in a written statement emailed Monday said he planned to pass out “educational materials on the rights of nudists” on Tuesday while “au naturale” at the police station in the North Beach neighborhood.

The San Francisco man planned the naked statement after he spent 20 minutes handcuffed in a police car on Sunday for practicing naked yoga in a park, he said.

“Practicing naked yoga is a completely legal activity,” Davis wrote. “The police actions are harassment.”

His naked action on Tuesday ended at 5 p.m. when a 50-year old woman signed a citizen's arrest form after being offended by Davis's unclad politicking, according to Central Station Officer Robert Richins.

“Every single person that works at the police station was offended,” Richins said. “Unfortunately, we can't be offended – it's not against the law if we are offended.”

It will be up to the District Attorney to decide whether to press charges against Davis, according to Richins.

A spokeswoman for the District Attorney could not be reached late Tuesday.

Davis received 644 votes out of 149,465 cast in the mayor's race last November.

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