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Twitpic founder bares all from cop car

June 29, 2011 at 1:35 PM ET

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It's not everyone who would run down the street naked, get placed in a cop car, then not ony tweet about it from the back of the police vehicle, but also post a real-time photo via Twitpic.

But Noah Everett did. And he's quite familiar with Twitpic; he's the founder of the website that lets Twitter users share photos and videos on the short-messaging blog.

So when the Charleston, South Carolina resident was stopped and placed buck-nekked in a police car Tuesday night, he wasted no time sharing the news. (And no, the photo, as you can see above, does not show you Mr. Everett in his birthday suit.)

But word spread quickly; Everett has nearly 2.8 million Twitter followers and a wry sense of humor. (Under "Specialities" on his LinkedIn profile, he says: "I can dance.")

Here's how his Twitter feed read from the bottom up (so to speak:)

"Getting arrested ... in the back of a cop car now."

Then, "proof" and the link to the Twitpic photo.

Followed by, "... I guess you can't walk down your own street half naked ... who knew — I got a free ride home by the nice police officer."

And clarification: " ... by half naked, I mean naked."

"We haven’t even been able to confirm if he even was arrested," said Mashable, which covers social media. "If true though, Everett has taken oversharing to a whole new level. The speed at which this pic is spreading is another demonstration of the power of social media, though we're not sure this is the type of picture we’d want to spread across the web."

But you gotta give Everett credit for the off-beat. Among the other recent photos he shared on Twitpic, that of a bobby pin on the floor, with this caption: "Keep finding these around my apartment, not ... sure who is leaving them."

Update: By 5 p.m. ET, Everett's tale, so to speak, took a different turn. He tweeted that he had been detained by police and questioned because he was taking a late-night walk, "which looked suspicious to the officer who was very polite," but not because he was naked.

"I was clothed. I had only my shirt off which is what I meant by 'half naked,' I was not charged with anything ... I was given a ride home as a courtesy by the officer. Lesson learned: watch what you tweet," he said.

— Via Mashable

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