SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing lewd charges after lifeguards say he refused to stop shaving himself while nude on a beach.

The Eagle Tribune reports that Christopher Axford was arrested Monday on a beach in Salisbury. According to a police report, the 45-year-old was shaving his armpits while his shorts were pulled down to his shins when police arrived to the scene.

Axford, who police said is homeless, was charged with lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct, public drinking and disorderly conduct and release on personal recognizance. Less than 12 hours after his release, Axford was arrested again on charges he stole a tip jar from a pizzeria.

He is being held without bail pending a pretrial hearing scheduled for Aug. 31. It was unclear if he had an attorney.


Information from: Eagle Tribune,

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Comments (3)
  1. 2 cents says:

    looks like this guy is looking for a place to sleep tonight
    free bed at the station buddy??

  2. alan says:

    ” Man arrested for shaving while nude on the beach.” Sooooooo, do you mean to say that id wasn’t shaving he wouldn’t have been arrested for being nude on the beach?
    Just curious!

  3. Willow says:

    I didn’t know men shaved their armpits. If that’s the case, why were his pants down around his shins, unless he was going to tackle the legs with the shaver next. It sounds like this man needs help, and it could very well be that he just needed a clean, safe place to sleep for one night.

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