Naked man robbed of $15 and necklace

Staff report


A 19-year-old Youngstown man, robbed at gunpoint, told police he was ordered to take off all of his clothes.

When the two robbers, one who had a gun, were debating whether to shoot him, the man fled naked onto the nearby Youngstown State University campus, he told police.

The man told police he was walking on Lincoln Avenue after eating at a nearby restaurant about 10:45 p.m. Sunday when two men approached him. One had a handgun, according to a city police report.

He was ordered to take off all his clothes, and complied, the report states. The two robbers took a necklace and the $15 the victim had.

When the two robbers demanded the man’s watch, they engaged in a conversation about whether to shoot him, the report states. At that time, the naked man ran onto the YSU campus and found a university officer.

YSU police confirmed that the man was naked. His clothes were found in front of Cushwa Hall on Lincoln Avenue.

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