'Thong Cape Scooter Man' cleared from complaint

Complaint filed when man drives past school on his scooter

Published On: May 24 2013 12:16:52 PM CDT   Updated On: May 25 2013 02:46:38 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

A man well-known to many Madison residents has been cleared after a complaint about one of his many appearances as what police call the “Thong Cape Scooter Man,” according to Madison police.

The 56-year-old man, who is known to police, has been spotted around Madison riding a scooter and wearing a black cape with red trim, a thong, a helmet and nothing else.

Staff at Kennedy Elementary School at 221 Meadowlark Drive complained to police when the man drove past the school on May 16 while students were being let out of class.

When police visited the man about the complaint, he admitted he exercised poor judgment by going past the school during that time of day. He told the officer it was unintentional because he just happened to be traveling through the area.

Police said the officer checked with the City Attorney’s Office about issuing a disorderly conduct citation. An assistant city attorney told the officer there had been no violation of any ordinances.