NEWS OF THE WEIRD: Naked jogger and a baby alligator |

NEWS OF THE WEIRD: Naked jogger and a baby alligator

Staff and News Service reports

Mark Rosenthal, holds a three-foot long alligator at the Woodhaven Animal Control in Woodhaven, Mich., Wednesday, June 2, 2010. The alligator was spotted walking down Riverside Drive in Trenton, Mich., on Tuesday night and was captured by Trenton police. Rosenthal, who owns a nonprofit rescue that handles abandoned exotic animal cases planned on taking the alligator back to his business. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

MINDEN, Nev. – A naked man, who apparently favors early morning jogs, has been spotted twice near the Best Western Motel in Minden.

According to reports filed with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, a man between 50-65 has shown up twice at the motel – in and out of a grey sweatsuit – between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.

About three weeks ago, he was wearing the sweatsuit and a red cap and knocked on the door at 3 a.m., asking for coffee. He said he would come back after jogging.

The clerk, assuming the man was a guest, said he returned 15 minutes later completely naked

She said she was startled by his appearance, wouldn’t let him in, and ordered him to leave the area. She said he apologized and told her he always jogs naked and thought she was aware of that fact.

The woman said she didn’t file a report until a co-worker saw the same suspect on Sunday.

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The man showed up at 1 a.m. in the sweatsuit and cap, and asked for a facial tissue.

The witness said he returned an hour later, walking naked in front of the large motel windows. Once again, he apologized and left after she ordered him off the premises.

Other than the age and sweatsuit, deputies had no further description of the suspect.

TRENTON, Mich. (AP) – Police in a Detroit suburb have picked up an unusual suspect: a 3-foot-long alligator.

Deputy Chief James Nardone said officers nabbed the reptile Tuesday as it strolled along a suburban street in Trenton, Mich.

He says the gator is probably someone’s pet. He joked Wednesday that it likely didn’t swim into the suburb, which is perched on the shore of the Detroit River.

Authorities are holding the alligator at an animal control office until it can be moved to a nonprofit rescue that handles abandoned exotic animal cases in nearby Belleville.