Barenaked Brit Skinny-Dips at Tokyo Palace
Tourist arrested after climbing royal wall during hour-long chase
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 7, 2008 1:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – A naked Westerner jumped into the moat surrounding Japan’s fortified imperial palace today, Reuters reports, climbing its walls during a chase that lasted more than an hour. Onlookers giggled and snapped photos of the 40-year-old bald man, who claimed to be a British tourist from Spain. He was captured and released; “We are checking on his mental condition now,” a spokesman said.