Streaking man arrested north of Bend

William Thomas Matthias (Deschutes County Sheriff's Office/Submitted photo)

A 27-year-old man eluded law enforcement Friday afternoon, waving and smiling as they chased him.

But instead of using a car, the man was completely naked — except for a pair of sandals — as he ran along Northeast Jamison Street north of Bend.

William Thomas Matthias continued running north on the sidewalk on Jamison Street and turned left onto Halfway Road as police cars tried to cut him off.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies eventually arrested Matthias.

He was booked in Deschutes County jail at 3:17 p.m. Friday on charges of second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and a probation violation.

Matthias is on probation after being sentenced in August for first-degree criminal mischief, according to court records.

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