VERMILION — A city man was cited for public indecency after officers stopped him for walking naked down the street.
Nicholas Paradissis, 24, was stopped by officers walking on Ohio Street near Sandusky Street at 10:56 p.m. May 7. Police said Paradissis was nude, and he told officers that he “was on a mission from God.”
Paradissis, who told officers he was on his way home from church, refused to stop walking, and he would not listen to officers who told him it was illegal to be naked in public. He was tackled by officers as he continued walking, according to a police report.
Police said Paradissis struggled with the officers, and he was arrested and taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation.
Paradissis was “sweating profusely” and did not appear to be mentally stable, according to the report. He told police he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and he had not taken any medicine that day.
Officers went to the home they believed Paradissis lived, and they noted a large amount of clutter and a strong odor. A bottle of prescription pills were found on a table and it appeared they were not being taken as directed.
Police believed Paradissis was not taking his medication and had not made a doctor’s appointment for new pills, according to the report.