He wasn’t breaking a law, but what a Streator man was wearing, or really not wearing, got the attention of police.
A Conservation Police officer on Thursday saw what he thought was a naked man near the Vermilion River area of Matthiessen State Park. When the officer approached, the man allegedly ran into some woods. The man in question, 58-year-old Robert McIntyre of Streator, was allegedly just wearing a g-string. He was apparently trying to slip back on some pants when the officer caught up with him. McIntyre was ticketed for being in a restricted area.
A few years ago he apparently was found in Matthiessen State Park wearing only underwear. In that case he was near a kid’s birthday party at a shelter. McIntyre has been told to stay away from the park for 90 days.
He could be banned longer if conservation police get the okay from Springfield.