Utah County police cite man spotted running nude with ‘bells hanging from his genitals’

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UTAH COUNTY -- A Riverton man was cited for lewdness involving a child Thursday after he was allegedly spotted by several people running on a trail while wearing nothing except for several bells that were hanging from his genitals.

According to a press release from the Utah County Sheriff's Office, police were called to the Diamond Fork hot pots in Spanish Fork Canyon Thursday just before 5 p.m. after reports, "a man was running around naked with bells hanging from his genitals."

Several witnesses between the ages of 8 and 16 told deputies they had seen the man, who was later located fully clothed near the trailhead parking lot. The suspect, 64-year-old Kenneth Allen Beck of Riverton, "told Deputies he just likes doing what witnesses described to see their reaction."

The man has a prior conviction for Lewdness-Indecent Exposure stemming from an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs in 2005. In that instance, the man had exposed himself to an employee at a business while ordering food. He was convicted of a class B misdemeanor in that case.

Beck was cited for a class A misdemeanor, Lewdness Involving a Child, for Thursday's alleged activity.