A bald naked man who said he was a British tourist went swimming in the moat of Japan’s Imperial Palace yesterday, climbing the palace wall, throwing stones and splashing water at police before being taken into custody!
TV footage showed the nutty man getting out of the water at one point, chasing police with a stone and a plastic construction site pole. Those Brits are effin’ crazy sometimes.
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 on condition of anonymity, citing protocol. The police official did not know the manâ€™s name or nationality.
Local 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.
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