Newcastle, England - This is the amazing moment a naked man showed bare faced cheek and gave startled police the runaround. The streaker was spotted being chased by police around Newcastle’s Town Moor.
And when the officer failed to catch him, the nude man turned the tables on them and started chasing the officers. Walkers passing through the moor could barely believe their eyes as watched the 10 minute chase.
The bizarre scene was captured by photographers Carlos Pequenino and Brian Clark, who were busy taking landscape shots of the area. Artist Carlos, 51, of Newcastle, said: “It was a nice day so we decided to go and get some photos of trees and plants and flowers. Then this naked man just turned up. It wasn’t very warm and he was being strangely enthusiastic. It was so unusual we decided to take the photos. It lasted for about ten to 15 minutes. At one point the man chased the policeman.”
Police were called after the bold runner was seen darting between traffic on the Great North Road. After wearing him down the officers were able to pin the man to the ground and arrest him.
Brian, 40, also of Newcastle has been taking photos for 12 years but said he has never seen anything like this. “We were all amused by it,” he said.
“But it was pretty dramatic. I thought he was a naturist at first. I thought he’d just parked up his car and had a little run about. When I saw the policeman I whistled to him. I was worried it might get out of control but it was fine. We could see people stopping and watching as well. We only took the photos to show our friends because it was so unusual. No-one would’ve believed us. All my family have seen them and they’ve been amused to.”
A police spokesperson, said: “We received a report of a man running naked in front of traffic on the Great North Road at 4.50pm on Thursday October 18. He was arrested and was taken to hospital for treatment.”