Newport Police were looking for what was described by his victims as a crazy behaving man who accosted them on the beach at Jump Off Joe Saturday morning. Police say that the man, with long, unkept stringy reddish hair and no shirt approached some tourists on the beach. He yelled at them, screaming, “Why are you looking at me?” and then grabbed their camera and swung it around and tossed it. The victims then said he took off running north and into the brush known to be a homeless camping area.
Police searched the area but found no sign of the man. Police indicated they may know who he is. Another tourist managed to get a picture of the man and will be giving it to police so they can confirm who he is.