A La Crosse man faces charges of lewd and lascivious behavior after running naked in public early Saturday.

Police said they arrested 29-year-old Benjamin Snapp on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, and disorderly conduct about 12:30 a.m. in a parking lot near 1830 Rose St.

According to the incident report:

Police received a complaint about Snapp running naked and yelling incoherently and, upon arrival, Snapp appeared to be “under the influence of drugs.”

Snapp attempted opening the police car’s passenger door before police stopped him and asked why he was running around without clothes.

Snapp made several statements: “You already know, man,” “There’s nothing wrong with this,” “Oh, that’s what all those drugs are for,” “Are you really going to make a [expletive] big deal out of this?”

Snapp said he wasn’t hurting anyone and attempted to walk away from police before being arrested and taken to La Crosse County Jail.

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Police asked Snapp what drug he took and he said, “A lot of drugs,” including LSD, according to the complaint.

“What’s wrong with being a heroin addict?” Snapp said.

Police asked him what he had taken and Snapp said, “Tons and tons and tons and tons and tons of acid” and ingested drugs through sugar cubes.

Police ask him if he needed to be taken to the hospital, and Snapp said no.

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(4) comments


I don't believe that this is something that should be in the Tribune. He may have some issues that need to be dealt with but there is no reason to shame the man's name like this.

Mr Wizard

You're right Critchley, he should have been shown which way it was to the river.


He committed a crime. Regardless of whether or not he has mental health issues, he still committed a crime. Anyone who commits a crime, on drugs, not on drugs, mental health issues or not, are responsible. Now....if this goes to court and they ask for an evaluation and find that he is incompetent to stand trial, then he will likely get some help. As of right now, he chose to take acid and if you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes. If he injured one of your loved ones, would you feel the same way?


He shamed his own name. He doesn't need any help from the Tribune. Using your reasoning, no one who breaks the law and gets arrested should be mentioned in the Tribune or anywhere else. The residents of this area should not be informed about any crimes being committed. We don't want any criminals' names to be shamed.

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