Time Squares Naked Cowboy Gets Hero’s Welcome a Week After Arrest

Attendees at Bike Week in Daytona Beach gave a hero’s welcome to a Times Square performer known as the Naked Cowboy after he returned to the motorcycle festival almost a week after his arrest on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence and violating a panhandling ordinance.

Robert Burck, who became well-known as a performer in New York City’s Times Square, said he felt like singer Michael Jackson making a public appearance during the height of his fame in the 1980s.

“You know, how any time he’d step out onto the street there would be a thousand people following him everywhere?” Burck said. “Obviously, people are really celebrating the fact that I’m here.”

Fans of the Naked Cowboy in Daytona Beach said Friday they were excited to see him back performing during Bike Week, and many lined up to take selfies with him. Burck’s previous guitar was damaged during a scuffle with an officer during his arrest last weekend, but a local music store donated a replacement guitar.

Source: AP News

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