STRATFORD — A local man, who told police he was reliving the life of Jesus, was taken into custody for being nude Sunday on Short Beach.

Police received complaints from several beachgoers enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures that there was an unclothed man on the beach.

Angelo Dicks, 31, of Gregory Circle, was allegedly lying nude on the sand close to a number of families with young children, according to officers sent to the scene.

When Dicks was told nudity is not allowed on the public beach, he allegedly responded that he was imitating Jesus, adding that he did not want to have a bikini line.

After refusing to get dressed and leave the beach, Dicks was arrested after a brief struggle with officers.

He was charged with risk of injury to a minor, breach of peace, and interfering with police.

He was released after posting $5,000 bond.

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