Naked before the law

By Simon Round, December 30, 2008

An Israeli man found himself briefly behind bars after a card game went terribly wrong.

The Ashdod man, in his 20s, lost the game and a bet, according to which the loser had to run naked through the streets of the town, take a swim in the sea and run back again.

He was intercepted by surprised police officers while completing his mission at midnight.

After being arrested on charges of public nudity, the man made an unusual request to officer Levin Constantine. “I ask you to allow me to return to my friends naked.”

There was some good news. When he agreed to put on some clothes, police agreed to drop the charges.

Last updated: 5:15pm, December 30 2008