Michael Donte Booth, currently known as Occupy Wall Street’s “praying man” reportedly is wanted in Mishawaka, Indiana on criminal charges of being naked, intoxicated and covered in olive oil in a public park. He was sunbathing. I’m reminded that children inhabit public parks. Currently, he has been praying…or something, was arrested for doing so in the middle of a busy New York City street and shutting down traffic. He was arrested along with 14 others. See a video of his New York arrest below. The music and the drama will amuse you, or not.
In Mishawaka, police found him sunbathing on a blanket, lying on his back with a bottle of olive oil, a pack of Marlboros, a couple of cans of Miller beer, his clothing and a book, Gay Power, close by. He told the Indiana police officers he was from New York, and said “I’m a Republican and the cigarettes pay your taxes.” Booth initially gave police a bogus name.
Occupy Wall Street’s Praying Man Fled Criminal Charges in Indiana (video)