A Haverhill man, naked at the weekend in a crowded Planet Fitness and doing yoga exercises, became acquainted with the limits of the "judgment-free" philosophy of the gymnasium.
Eric Stagno, 34, was arrested shortly after 1
"When the officials arrived, they found him there, completely naked: on his knees in a yoga-like position," Morgan said. "He went to the gym, undressed at the door, and went back and forth a few times before sitting down on the yoga mats."
The gym was pretty crowded at the time, but Stagno was left alone, Morgan said. He checked himself in the mirror and walked over to the yoga mats, seemingly unaware that his surroundings were disturbed.
"Some of the comments that some witnesses made were that they felt unwell, disgusted, ill and insecure," Morgan said. "There were more witnesses than we could name."
Stagno "had drugs in his possession" when he was arrested, Morgan said, but it was not clear if he was under the influence. He was evaluated by the responders, but refused further treatment.
Stagno was charged with indecent exposure and fornication, Morgan said. He was released on bail and is scheduled to be indicted on 21 September in the Plaistow District Court.
The only thing Stagno told the officers was that he thought the chain was an assessment-free zone, Morgan said.
"It's not a garment-free zone," Morgan said.
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