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Times Square ‘Naked Cowboy’ Robert Burck arrested in Daytona


He was undie arrest.

Times Square’s famous Naked Cowboy was arrested in Florida over the weekend for aggressive panhandling, according to a new report.

Robert Burck, 50, was busted Saturday evening during Daytona Beach’s Bike Week where he was strumming his guitar in his usual getup — white undies, a cowboy hat and boots, video posted on his official Facebook page shows.

“Naked in Daytona!” the caption says.

A police report obtained by The Daytona Beach News-Journal says Burck, a regular at Bike Week, was “taking photographs with multiple bystanders,” who placed money “inside the guitar’s center sound hole.”

Burck’s actions violate a city ordinance prohibiting aggressive panhandling in Daytona Beach, according to the report.

The notorious “cowboy,” 51, allegedly refused to follow an officer’s order and pulled away.

An officer then pushed Burck against a patrol car — causing the headstock at the top of Burck’s guitar to break, according to video of the arrest and the report.

Burck was uninjured, and his wife took his guitar at his request, the local outlet reported, citing police.

Robert Burck, better known as the "Naked Cowboy" poses for photos in Times Square
Robert Burck, better known as the “Naked Cowboy” poses for photos in Times Square.
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He was charged with aggressive panhandling and resisting an officer without violence and released on $600 bond at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, according to the report.

Daytona Beach’s 80th annual Bike Week began on Friday and runs through March 14.

The Naked Cowboy was spotted at his usual Times Square stomping grounds during the monster snowstorm in early February.

Back in November, a cheeky assailant tried to rip off Burck’s tighty whities.

Burck showed up at the anti-cop protests outside City Hall over the summer, but was quickly chased away by angry demonstrators who accused him of trying to rustle up trouble.

With Post wires





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