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American detained in Playa for violating public beach policies

Playa del Carmen, Q. R. — An American man who was found sunbathing naked on a public central Playa del Carmen beach was detained by police over the weekend.

Patrolling police officers happened upon the man near 12th Street during a surveillance tour. The man, who was found stark naked, was detained for violating the closed beach policy currently in effect due to the Covid pandemic.

The man identified himself as George N, from New York. He told authorities he was staying at the Ocean Riviera Paradise. Police told the man that he was in violation of sunbathing naked on a public beach as well as being on the beach during federal beach closures.