Police: Naked couple walking dog arrested in Massachusetts
"It wasn't the typical day in Hopkinton, that's for sure. They were buck naked," said Police Chief Joseph Bennett
By Norman Miller Daily News Staff
The Providence Journal, R.I.
HOPKINTON, Mass. — An early morning nude walk on Monday eventually led to a fight with cops and a Hopkinton couple facing numerous charges, authorities said.
Police arrested Mariel Kinney, 32, and Kevin Pinto, 30, after the 6:30 a.m. incident on Hayden Rowe Street.
"It was kind of wild," said Police Chief Joseph Bennett. "It wasn't the typical day in Hopkinton, that's for sure. They were buck naked."
Police went to Hayden Rowe Street after receiving calls about two naked people walking a dog. Officers saw Kinney and Pinto, who were completely nude, walking down the street with a medium-sized black dog named Lucy.
"According to the officers she is a very good dog," Bennett said.
Questioned if they were OK and why they were unclothed, Kinney and Pinto either said they didn't want to answer or answered incoherently, Bennett said.
During questioning, the couple yelled and swore at the officers, resisting any efforts of "de-escalation," the chief said.
"There was a short foot pursuit," said Bennett. "Both (people) ran when they were told they were going to be arrested."
Police caught up to the pair who struggled violently. Pinto struck officers several times with the heel of his palm, while Kinney also struck officers. One officer was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. He has since been released and is at home recovering.
"I'm grateful no one was seriously injured in a very volatile situation," Bennett said.
Police arrested Kinney and Pinto, of 6 Hazel Road, and charged them with indecent exposure, assault and battery on a police officer, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
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