Nude running, camera caper in Vero Beach sends man to slammer

A Wabasso man who ran naked around a condominium pool was arrested after being linked to damaged video cameras, according to a recently released affidavit.

Gregory Zimmerman, 21, was recorded on video Sept. 13 on the Fairways condos pool deck in Vero Beach. He was with a male friend and both looked to be drinking.

"After running around the pool deck nude together, the defendant's friend ... noticed the video cameras hanging from the wall that were recording the two of them," an affidavit states.

It wasn't immediately clear why the dudes were nude.

Nude swimming, however, is not an entirely out of the ordinary activity - even for those in powerful positions.

For example, U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., made headlines for a summer 2011 skinny dip in the Sea of Galilee, which Christians believe is the location where Jesus walked on water.

U.S. Presidents John Quincy Adams and Theodore Roosevelt also are said to have been naked swimmers, according to some accounts.

Meanwhile, Zimmerman's friend broke two cameras, while another camera captured Zimmerman laughing. Zimmerman pulled and turned that camera.

"After several hours of swimming and drinking, the defendant, (his friend) and three unknown females left the pool deck," the affidavit states.

The females weren't there when Zimmerman and his buddy are accused of damaging the cameras.

Indian River County Sheriff's investigators tracked Zimmerman down at his home. He said he couldn't recall his friend's full name.

Zimmerman was arrested on a felony criminal mischief charge.

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