It’s not every day there’s a naked man grabbing everyone’s attention in Times Square. It’s also uncommon for a model to do this and call out Donald Trump, of all people.
But that is exactly what fashion model Krit McClean did on Thursday morning, leaving the crowd and authorities shocked. McClean started his “show” just before 8 a.m. He was reportedly near a Disney store at 46th street wearing a yellow shirt and black pants. Suddenly, McClean screamed at a woman, took off his wristwatch, and proceeded to throw it at her. He proceeded to undress.
After he stripped, a security guard approached McClean and instructed him to put his clothes back on. He followed the security officer’s orders, but only briefly. According to a report from the New York Post, he took his clothes off again and made his way up the red stairs on top of the TKTS booth.
Once there, he started screaming random statements. At one point, he was heard screaming, “Get that bitch, Debbie. I want to talk to Debbie.”
McClean took the time to address GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. He said, “Donald Trump, where are you? Donald Trump where the f– are you?!” Cops tried to talk McClean down but failed. Instead, he taunted them, danced in front of them, and even spit at their faces.
According to an NYPD spokesman, McClean was “extremely combative.” The police decided to blow up a giant airbag below where McClean was standing. An officer reportedly tried to grab him, but McClean managed to free himself. Instead, he jumped down but missed the airbag.
After the incident, McClean was taken to the hospital by an ambulance. He was reportedly conscious when he was removed from the scene.
McClean is a commercial model signed by the famous Ford Models agency last May. He was born in Bangkok but was raised in New York City. He attended high school in Tribeca and was in the middle of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in literature at Columbia University before deciding to take a gap year “to give my modeling career every chance.”
Following the incident, PIX 11 reports that NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said McClean will be charged with indecent exposure once he has been released from the hospital. This is a man who believes that everyone must “live life as your own individual.”