Who is Michael Boatman? Naked South Carolina man does 'walk of shame' with only a 'plastic bag' over genitals

Deputies say Boatman asked if he could complete the walk and was informed he could not. He also had a 'blunt' or 'marijuana cigarette' in his hand


                            Who is Michael Boatman? Naked South Carolina man does 'walk of shame' with only a 'plastic bag' over genitals
Michael Boatman doing the 'walk of shame' as a 'penance for cheating on his wife' (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office)

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA: A man has been arrested after he was caught walking down a street naked while on drugs and only a clear plastic bag over his genitals. He was reportedly seen at 1:10 am on Thursday, April 1, down New Cut Road in Spartanburg and also had a "blunt" or "marijuana cigarette" in his hand.

As per Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Michael Boatman was asked "numerous" times to put his hands behind his back but he didn't "comply." Additionally, on the way to the jail Boatman also made "numerous statements" that he "did not have tomorrow". Deputies say he asked if he could complete the walk and was informed he could not, his arrest report says. He was later handed to Spartanburg County Detention Center.

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Who is Michael Boatman?

Boatman is from South Carolina and is 41 years old. He told cops that he was doing the "walk of shame" as a "penance for cheating on his wife" as per his arrest records. As per the  document, Boatman "referenced Adam and Eve from the bible, stating that he was willing to go to jail for his acts." Besides marijuana, he had reportedly admitted to using meth (methamphetamine) before he started his walk.

He was put in handcuffs after officers were able to catch him after he attempted to flee the scene on foot. While in the police vehicle he had also allegedly said that he would try to break out of prison. He also asked a deputy to shoot him. He was charged for "indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, marijuana possession and resisting police," as per the arrest report. While there isn't much else known about him right now, the publication did report that records have indicated that Boatman has a "lengthy" criminal history. His crimes include "three separate domestic violence convictions."

Boatman is now at Spartanburg County Detention Center, according to online booking records.

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