11/09/2014 03:44 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Naked Man Sleeps And Drinks Whiskey On New York Subway (NSFW)

A naked man wearing only sneakers was observed drinking whiskey and nodding off while riding the New York City subway Thursday night.

Slightly NSFW photos below.

Peter Davis, a passenger who took a viral photograph of the birthday-suited rider at around 8:30 p.m., told The Huffington Post the man took "cat naps" between swigs of his bottle.

"A lot of people asked why I didn't call 911," Davis, group executive editor of the Daily Front Row fashion magazine, said to HuffPost. "The reason is that he would have just been arrested. And I'm not a snitch. And I've seen the NYPD handling people sleeping on benches and it isn't friendly."

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Davis earlier told the New York Post the man rode the train for at least six stops in Manhattan. Some commuters steered clear of the man perhaps out of fear while others continued to stare at their smartphones, Davis said.

The Post later reported that a woman noted the resemblance between the man on the subway and a man who was photographed nude on a park bench recently -- also wearing similar sneakers.