Naked duo in Portsmouth escorted back to strip poker party to retrieve clothes
By Geoff Cunningham Jr. Wednesday, May 19, 2010
PORTSMOUTH — Police responded to Islington Street in the early morning hours of Monday when a call about a naked woman running down the street resulted in authorities determining she was among two people who lost in a game of strip poker.
Portsmouth Police Lt. Rodney McQuate said nobody was charged as a result of the 3 a.m. incident.
McQuate said police responded to the junction of Islington and Bartlett streets when a caller report seeing a naked woman running down the street.
He said responding officers arrived to find a naked man and woman hiding behind a fence.
"They were playing a game of strip poker and the losers had to run around the block," McQuate said.
Officers escorted the pair back to the apartment where the game of cards had been taking place so they might put on their clothes.
McQuate said officers arrived at the apartment to find people in various states of undress as a result of the game.
"Apparently they weren't too bashful," McQuate said.
Nobody was charged in connection with the naked jaunt because it took place during an hour when they would not be seen by many people, according to McQuate.