(PQB News photo file)

(PQB News photo file)

RCMP arrest suspect after reports of naked man running through Qualicum Beach forest

Police say 23-year-old suspect appeared intoxicated

Oceanside RCMP say they apprehended a Parksville man for alleged indecency in the St. Andrews Heritage Forest in Qualicum Beach.

According to Cpl. Jesse Foreman, police received two separate calls about a naked man running through the forest in the morning of Jan. 1.

READ MORE: RCMP say pedestrian struck, injured at crosswalk in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP attended and patrolled the area. They found a man, who they say appeared to be intoxicated when questioned. They went on to arrest a 23-year-old suspect.

The man was later released on a promise to appear and he is due in provincial court in Nanaimo on Feb. 25.

— NEWS Staff

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