Purple Sequined Skirt-Wearing Suspect Appears in Court

Suspect attempted to steal musical instruments from an Allied Gardens church

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    The man who wore a purple sequined skirt while attempting to steal musical instruments from an church appeared in court for his arraignment Thursday.

    Joshua Baker posted a $25,000 bail and asked that his arraignment be postponed because he wants to hire an attorney. The date was moved to April 5.

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    A man wearing a purple skirt and a small white shirt attempted to steal musical instruments from an Allied Gardens chuch early Wednesday morning, police said. (Published Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012)

    He was arrested on March 7 when a concerned citizen called police, spoting a suspicious person walking around the Palisades Presbyterian Church on Carthage and Birchwood streets, according to Sgt. Dean Thomas of the San Diego Police Department.

    Police arrived to find a pile of musical instruments in the bed of the man's truck.

    The suspect was wearing a white piece of material that resembled a shirt and a piece of of sparkly, purple material around his waist. The material had no back, and the suspect was not wearing underwear, according to police.

    As officers approached the suspect, he ran away, managing to jump over a 6-foot tall chainlink fence.

    Police caught up with him and have since taken him into custody, Thomas said.

    He was booked and charged with burglarly and obstructing an officer.

    He was likely under the influence, but authorities said they aren't sure whether the influence was drugs or alcohol.