There appears to be some confusion about the term “run program” at Microsoft.
A man was stopped by police on the software giant’s sprawling Redmond, Wash., campus last week when he was spotted jogging naked at 3:30 in the morning. The incident was reported on the Redmond Public Safety Facebook page as a “friendly police department tip.”
An officer observed the man on what the post referred to as the south side of a “large corporate campus” at 5320 NE 40th St. on Jan. 27.
“After seeing nude buttocks illuminated by a street light, she and another officer contacted the jogger, who was wearing nothing but black Sketcher [sic] sneakers,” the post read. “Concerned for the cold weather, he was placed in a patrol vehicle.”
Officers questioned the man, who said he was “trying to build up his immune system to fight the cold weather.”
The low temperature on Friday in Redmond was 35 degrees.
Redmond Public Safety pointed out that nude jogging could be considered indecent exposure, but the unidentified man was not charged because there were not victims at that hour on campus.
In light of the company’s streak of good news under CEO Satya Nadella, forgive us for stripping this news item of its serious nature.
“We do not have pictures to share of this incident. You are welcome,” officers concluded in the Facebook post.
Commenters ran with things from there.