Well, here's a new one: cops in Mishawaka, Indiana were called to a local park to investigate reports of a naked man sunbathing. When they arrived, they did indeed discover one Mr. Michael Donte Booth, entirely au natural and glistening with olive oil. Nearby, officers found the book Gay Power, a “Kroger bottle of extra virgin olive oil,” two cans of Miller beer, and Marlboro cigarettes. Booth's response? “I’m from New York. Can’t I do this here?”

According to Booth's Myspace page (profile name: A New Diva), he's a "jazz/lounge" singer (frequent covers include Dionne Warwick and Diana Ross) based here in New York. We're not entirely sure what he was doing in Mishawaka, but according to the police report, his nudity was "deliberate and not a wardrobe malfunction." Police also reported that Booth was "acting very unusual" and smelled of marijuana, although they discovered no contraband in his possessions. He also told the cops, "I'm a Republican and the cigarettes pay your taxes.” Booth is currently being held in the county jail in lieu of $200 bond, with charges including public indecency, public intoxication, and false informing for lying to officers about his identity.

While New Yorkers do have a long history of bizarre behavior, we can't help but suspect that Booth was just acting out against the how hard it is to get a decent tan around here.