One evening in Cambodia
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.
District police chief Sun Bun Lay said 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,” Bun Lay said. He
said police believed the man 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.
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