FARMINGTON -- A man who admitted he likes to hike naked in Farmington might have been arrested Tuesday, but deputies were unable to catch him with his pants down.
Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen declined to identify the man because no charges were filed against him.
At 1:12 p.m. Tuesday, emergency dispatchers received a call from a woman who said the man was hiking naked on U.S. Forest Service property on Firebreak Road east of State Street in Farmington, Poulsen said.
"He was as buck (naked) as the day he was born," said Poulsen, describing the report from the woman.
Deputies arrived at the location and found the man wearing shorts and flip-flops. He didn't appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, Poulsen said.
The man told deputies he loves the Farmington foothills and likes to stop there on his way home for a walk. He also admitted that he regularly hikes in the nude and didn't realize it was illegal, Poulsen said.
The man was not arrested for lewdness because deputies didn't catch him in the buff and the woman who called dispatchers didn't leave contact information or sign a complaint. The man's name has been entered into the Davis County Sheriff's Office computer system in the event there are more complaints about him.
The sheriff's office regularly gets complaints about naked people in public, but those individuals are usually intoxicated, Poulsen said. However, the admission by the man in Tuesday's incident that he regularly hikes au naturale is an anomaly.
Poulsen quipped: "Maybe he wanted a good, even tan line."