Skinny Dipper Causes Scene At Japan Palace

Posted by TheEvilEye on Oct. 15, 2008

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/07/ap/strange/main4505513.shtml (AP) Police have apprehended a Western man who went skinny dipping in a moat ringing the Imperial Palace in a busy Tokyo business district, attracting a huge crowd, officials said Tuesday. The naked middle-aged man jumped into the moat, then threw rocks and splashed water at two policemen who chased him in a rowing boat, a Tokyo Metropolitan Police official said. The police official did not know the man's name or nationality. Public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News agency said the man is believed to be a 40-year-old Briton living in Spain who visited the moat with several Spanish friends. TV footage showed the man swimming around the moat as the police chased him with a long stick, attracting a crowd of onlookers. He was in the water for about an hour. He eventually got out of the water and climbed a stone wall only to fall into the hands of police waiting for him. The police official said the man was detained for questioning, but could

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