Man Was Naked on Beach Next to Playground Built in Honor of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim: Police

An Ansonia man has been arrested after police received complaints that he was naked on a West Haven beach next to a playground that was built in honor of a victim of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Police responded to Sea Bluff Beach around 4:30 p.m. on Monday after people complained that a man was naked and said they found 49-year-old David Gerrish, of Ansonia, in a vehicle backed into the lot and facing the playground.

Children were on the playground at the time, according to police.

Gerrish alluded to police that he might have been naked for a short period of time, according to police.

Officers charged Gerrish with public indecency and breach of peace and he was held in bond.

It’s not clear if he has an attorney. NBC Connecticut went to Gerrish's house and knocked on the door, but no one answered.

The playground is one of 26 "Where Angels Play" playground celebrations built in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting victims.

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