Racine police say a man lying naked in his driveway on Tuesday attempted to flee police but was then taken into custody for lewd and lascivious behavior.

Rodolfo Barrera, 41, of Racine, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count each of lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. If convicted of all charges, he faces up to almost two years in prison and/or up to $21,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the 5200 block of Marlboro Drive for a report of a drunk man shouting at neighbors. When officers arrived, they found Barrera lying naked on the sidewalk save for a pair of socks. When they asked if he was okay, he shouted, “I’m gonna (expletive) you up!”

Police say when they attempted to take him into custody, Barrera “ripped” away from them and fled to the backyard of a nearby home. When officers gave chase, neighbors told them Barrera was running west on Marlboro. One squad was positioned to block Barrera’s flight path, and when he saw it, he turned around toward pursuing officers.

When Barrera realized he was cornered, he dropped to the ground but continued to resist arrest, the complaint reads.

Barrera was assigned a $500 signature bond during his initial appearance Wednesday and ordered to not possess or consume alcohol. He must also submit to random urine tests as well as tests after court appearances. Barrera was still in Racine County Jail as of Wednesday night and will next be in court August 4 for his pre-trial conference.


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