When a naked yoga enthusiast sparked a PS10k manhunt!August 13th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): The man who sparked a major search after two sets of abandoned clothes were found on a beach told cops that while practising yoga he had forgotten where he had left his garments.
A 10,000 pounds police search involving lifeboat crews was launched when the clothes were found late on Monday night.
Officers feared that two people were in “grave danger”.
Police divers were expected to join the search, but a man in his 40s from Margate turned up at a police station in his boxer shorts and solved the mystery.
He told officers he had been practising yoga on the beach and had taken two sets of clothes with him in case he lost the first set.
“A man practising yoga on the beach in the early hours contacted police at 11.30am this morning to say both sets of clothes belonged to him,” Telegraph quoted a Kent Police spokesman, as saying.
“The man, in his 40s and from Margate, advised police he had forgotten where he had left them. He had taken a spare set in case he lost the first.
“Police divers, which had been due to search the pool this afternoon, have been stood down.
“No further police action will be taken,” the rep added.
The riddle echoed 1970s sitcom character ”Reginald Perrin”, who faked his own death by dumping his clothes on a beach and running into the sea then starting a new life. (ANI)
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