‘Naked Cowboy’ arrested while performing at Bike Week in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A man who performs in New York’s Times Square as “The Naked Cowboy” was arrested Saturday at Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida, on charges of panhandling and resisting arrest without violence as he was working a gig.

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Daytona Beach police said they saw people tucking dollar bills into Robert Burck’s guitar after taking photographs with him, WFTV reported. Burck then pulled away when officers tried to take him into custody and broke the headstock on his guitar.

Burck, 51, who is widely known for wearing white briefs, boots and a cowboy hat while playing the guitar in Times Square, is also a regular at Bike Week, an annual gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

Burck was released from jail after appearing before a judge Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.