A naked man was seen running around in front of a local hotel Wednesday morning, and so police was called and he was arrested. The authorities later found out that the naked man was also a registered sex offender based from a police database.
Michael Quin Webber, 54, of Santa Monica, California was charged with indecent exposure. Aspen police Sgt. Rick Magnuson said Webber had white powder caked under his nose and told police that “he was seeing snakes.”
Police responded to the scene after emergency dispatchers received a 911 call at about 10:30 a.m. about a naked man in front of The Gant hotel, 610 S. West End. Officer Walter Chi arrived at the scene and said in the report: “About the same time, a male, completely naked, walked down the street towards my vehicle. Upon contacting the male, asking him to explain what was going on, he relayed that he was seeing ‘snakes’. Webber appeared to be extremely agitated.”
Chi got a blanket from another police car to cover Webber and arrested him and placed him in the back of his cruiser. At the police station, they ran his name through a database, and discovered that Webber is a registered sex offender from Santa Monica.
Webber told the police after their inquiries that he rented an apartment in Aspen, and said it was located in a complex on the West End. Paramedics were called to examine Webber and they found him to be in a sound medical condition. They observed, though, that Webber appeared to be “under the influence of something.”
Chi accompanied Webber to his apartment to get clothes before taking him to the Pitkin County Jail. Webber was later released to a friend.
Webber is a registered sex offender according to data from National Sex Offender Public Website. Webber pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and was ordered to serve a year in the Marin County Jail in February 2007. He allegedly raped a 40-year-old woman on October 24, 2005 after they have gone out on a date.
Webber’s latest offense is still under investigation. Colorado law states that a sex offender who remains in Colorado 14 consecutive days out of 30 must register in the state.