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Man arrested after chasing seagulls naked on Michigan beach

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested after being spotted chasing seagulls while naked on a popular northern Michigan beach.

State police say troopers responded Sunday afternoon to the beach at Petoskey State Park after witnesses reported seeing the 22-year-old Ann Arbor man chasing birds. They told police he also ran to a paved parking lot and jumped into it as if he were diving into water.

Police say the man may have consumed LSD earlier in the day. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries from jumping onto the parking lot. He's jailed pending a court hearing on charges including disorderly conduct, resisting police and indecent exposure.

The beach is located along Little Traverse Bay, which is part of Lake Michigan.


Man breaks into sheriff's office, tries to attack deputies

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man broke into a Michigan sheriff's department office and tried to attack deputies with a knife before being taken into custody.

WJRT-TV reports the man on Sunday morning shattered the glass on the doors leading to the lobby of the Genesee County sheriff's office in Flint, smashed a kiosk and damaged vending machines. Sheriff Robert Pickell says he tried to attack three deputies who responded to check out the noise.

The station says the man was taken into custody without anyone getting hurt.

The man's name wasn't immediately released, pending possible charges. Pickell says the man has a criminal history dating back to 1999, including a conviction for assault. The station says the man also damaged the Circuit Court building next door.


Burdick elected to Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission

Longtime prosecutor and defense lawyer James W. Burdick of Bloomfield Hills was elected this month to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018.

The Judicial Tenure Commission is the independent state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and judicial incapacity, and for recommending discipline of judges by the Michigan Supreme Court. Its jurisdiction includes all active judicial officers, as that term is defined in the Michigan Court Rules.

Burdick specializes in federal criminal litigation and health care licensing, discipline and reinstatement. In addition to his practice, served on and chaired  federal panels evaluating applicants for the position of United States Magistrate Judge and for sitting Magistrate Judges applying for renewal of their tenure.

He has chaired a State Bar Grievance Panel since the 1980s and previously served as a member of the Michigan Board of Medicine, hearing and deciding discipline and licensing issues for physicians.