With foreign faces now fairly common on Japanese TV, outlandish performances are by no means a prerequisite for a bit of publicity or prime-time prominence. But it can help. Especially if there’s a generous bit of give and take as far as that all important exposure is concerned.
And, with this in mind, swimming naked in the Imperial Palace moat,
along with tackling the law with one’s tackle out, tops the lot.
And then some.
By all accounts, this unseasonably suited Spaniard initially went for a meander in the moat to retrieve a friend’s bag, but as the video and pictures amply prove, things very quickly got out of hand.
In more ways than one.
Update: The man in question it now seems is not Spanish at all, but a fellow Brit who just happens to live in Spain.
A portly, almost Python-esque Imperial predicament that the already embattled Prime Minister Brown could probably do without. Although it may at least bring a brief smile to his almost bovine-like bearing.
Update 2: The moat-loving marauder has now been released without charges — although hopefully with clothes — by the authorities. A police spokesman proclaiming, “We decided to hand the man over to his friend without charging him as we concluded that his act was based on mental instability.”
A British embassy official also confirmed that the man is indeed from the UK, although any details about him were understandably deemed inappropriate.
(images via the FG Forums)