Crime

Mark Lockhead in Another Naked-Meth-Head Story

The latest addition to New Times' ongoing series on naked meth-heads is 39-year-old Mark Brian Lockhead, who was found naked -- and, of course, hopped up on meth -- outside a Phoenix motel Friday night.

About 9 p.m. Friday, Phoenix police were called to the Paradise Motel at 2433 East Van Buren Street in Phoenix in response to a naked man harassing hotel patrons. One of those patrons was a 4-year-old girl, who got a good look at Lockhead's junk.

Lockhead, who's "self-employed," was seen by officers standing in the doorway of his hotel room completely in the buff.

The complaining witnesses -- two middle-aged woman and a 4-year-old girl -- told police that when they walked past Lockhead's room, he came out (completely naked), didn't say anything to anyone, but made eye contact with one of the woman and smiled.

Needless to say, the women were "offended and shocked."

When police got to the motel, Lockhead was standing in the doorway to his room -- again,. completely naked -- "illuminated" by lights outside the doorway. When he saw police, he went inside and locked the door.

Initially, Lockhead refused to let the officers into his room. He eventually allowed them in -- and that's when they found the meth.

When officers entered Lockhead's room, sitting in plain view was a small baggy of a crystal substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.

Lockhead explained to officers that he knew it was illegal to walk around completely naked in public. He also told police he'd smoked meth about an hour before their arrival.

Lockhead was booked into a Maricopa County jail on one count each of possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and indecent exposure.

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James King
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