German man goes on naked midnight rampage

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7 November 2005, PHNOM PENH - A naked rampage by a German national through the Cambodian capital, which featured two escapes from hospital and a midnight visit to the city's namesake temple, ended when he was captured and handed over to his embassy, police said Sunday.

7 November 2005

PHNOM PENH - A naked rampage by a German national through the Cambodian capital, which featured two escapes from hospital and a midnight visit to the city's namesake temple, ended when he was captured and handed over to his embassy, police said Sunday.

Wat Phnom district police chief Sun Bun Lay told Deutsche Presse-Agentur that a 26-year-old man identified as Adolf Chisttine had begun his rampage on Saturday night after he was found sleeping in front of a local supermarket and taken to hospital by a concerned local.

"He woke up, took his clothes off and ran out of the hospital screaming. We brought him back but he escaped again and we found him still naked at the Wat Phnom temple trying to join a troupe of local monkeys, so the hospital called the German embassy," Bun Lay said.

Photographs of the man's progress through the city featured heavily in local Cambodian newspapers Sunday.

He said police believed the man, whose occupation was unclear but had been resident in Phnom Penh for about a year, may have taken drugs before the incident.

It was unclear what action the embassy would take Sunday, but Cambodian police said they did not plan to lay charges as the man had done no damage to anything except his own reputation.

DPA

Subject: German news

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