Naked man goes on rampage
06/11/2005 20:41 - (SA)
Phnom Penh - A naked rampage by a German national through the Cambodian
capital, which featured two escapes from hospital and a midnight visit
the city's namesake temple, ended when he was captured and handed over
his embassy, police said on Sunday.
Wat Phnom district police chief Sun Bun Lay told Deutsche
that a 26-year-old man identified as Adolf Chisttine had begun his
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
"We brought him back, but he escaped again and we found him still naked
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
Cambodian newspapers on Sunday.
He said police believed the man, whose occupation was unclear but had
resident in Phnom Penh for about a year, may have taken drugs before
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
to anything except his own reputation.
Just here proffering my pearls to swine, my throat to wolves and my trousers to the flagpole.