Naked Florida man tells deputies he’s ‘Batman’

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — A southwest Florida man is accused of wandering around a hotel naked and identifying himself as Batman, authorities said.

Christopher L. Jackson, 49, of Englewood, was arrested Friday and charged with loitering and exposure of sexual organs, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at the Suncoast Inn in Englewood late Friday after the motel’s manager reported a naked man had tried to enter his room, WINK-TV reported.

Deputies found Jackson at a table outside the motel, the television station reported. Jackson claimed to have a room at the motel and had accidentally locked himself out of the room, but the manager said Jackson was not registered there, WINK reported.

“I made multiple attempts to obtain his name and date of birth which he replied with ‘I’m Batman,’” the deputy wrote in an arrest report.

The deputy decided to seek out the motel’s surveillance footage, the Miami Herald reported. Video footage showed Jackson climbing through the guardrail that lines the building. Jackson then went to the third floor and stripped off his clothing, the newspaper reported. Jackson then began going door to door, attempting to gain entry to rooms, according to the arrest report.

The deputy found Jackson’s clothes and discovered a glass pipe, the Herald reported.

Officials later learned Jackson had a warrant out of Sarasota County for a larceny charge, WINK reported. He remains in the Charlotte County Jail on $1,000 bail, according to jail records.