A naked man wedged inside a clear fiberglass box was arrested after being dropped off at the lavish Met Gala red carpet Monday night in an apparent stunt, police say.
The 41-year-old man, who told police he was a Russian artist, was brought to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side at about 8:30 p.m., The Daily News first reported.
He was inside a box covered in a white sheet, and was dropped off in a restricted area by an unknown vehicle, which initially caused some alarm, police said.
When they found the 6-foot-2 man squeezed in the box, officers demanded he step out of the box but he refused, according to police.
Firefighters were forced to cut open the box, and police quickly arrested him.
The artist, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, is facing charges of public lewdness, obstructing governmental administration, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.