Naked Model Yells About Donald Trump, Taunts Cops on Times Square Staircase Before Falling Off
A naked man screaming about Donald Trump was injured after he fell from the iconic red steps at the TKTS booth in Times Square Thursday morning.
“Where’s Donald Trump? Where is he?” the man, identified by The New York Post as Manhattan-based runway fashion model Krit McClean, 21, yelled as he danced and paced on the staircase at Duffy Square near Broadway and 47th Street.
The emotionally disturbed man repeatedly asked about the presidential hopeful after running up the stairs and climbing over the railing to a ledge about 25 feet above ground at about 8 a.m., leaving tourists and commuters stunned.
"I was walking to work and the first thing I noticed is that there was a huge crowd formed around the back of the Times Square TKTS line and the streets were blocked off. People had their phones out and were taking pictures and videos and when I look up I see this completely naked man parading around on the back ledge of the stairs," Kimberly, 26, told InsideEdition.com.
"I thought this person must be incredibly high or mentally ill," she continued. "Or maybe both?"
He taunted police as he sauntered back and forth, spitting and motioning as if he was going to punch an officer who was standing nearby. He also performed "the worm" dance move, sliding his body in a rippling motion across the ledge.
"It drew a huge crowd," Kimberly said of the spectacle.
After almost an hour and a half, he ran by cops and toppled off the ledge as police tried to grab him before he fell. He landed on the sidewalk, missing an air bag that emergency responders had set up on the ground beneath him.
Video of the incident taken by shocked onlookers quickly went viral, as thousands of viewers tuned in to a live Periscope feed to see what would happen.
“Oh my god!” witnesses could be heard yelling in a Periscope video taken by Wesley Ahlgren as the naked man plummeted to the ground. “He missed it!”
He was taken in stable condition to Bellevue hospital about 9:30 a.m., police said. The extent of his injuries was not immediately clear.
He will undergo a psychiatric evaluation and has not been charged, an NYPD spokesman said.
McClean was born in Bangkok but grew up in New York City, where he attended the elite Stuyvesant High School and Columbia University, according to his personal website.
“My style is inspired by experiences and interests including: sneakerhead culture, extensive travel through Asia, urban street-wear, art, hip-hop, and modeling,” he wrote on the website. “The primary intention of this space is to showcase my aesthetic and lifestyle, though my larger message is to live life as your own individual. Be yourself, be open, be interested, be interesting, and dream!”
InsideEdition.com has reached out to McClean and to McClean’s agent for comment.