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Naked man sparks police chopper search

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Naked man sparks police chopper search
No glass slippers for this wood sprite. Photo: DPA
15:04 CET+01:00
Bavarian cops took a naked, half-frozen man into custody on Thursday after several complaints sparked an elaborate hunt involving a police helicopter.

Reports that a man in his birthday suit was on the prowl between Rednitzhembach and Büchenbach reached the police early in the morning. They found him with the help of a chopper by 9:30 am, still naked and suffering from exposure on what has been one of Germany's chilliest nights this autumn.

The 48-year-old man, apparently homeless, had a body temperature of 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 Fahrenheit).

Police said they had already made contact with the man at 2 am the night before, when he'd been caught stealing garden shoes and a pumpkin. The authorities let him go the first time, but unfortunately there were no glass slippers or pumpkin coaches for the man, who was transported to a hospital in Rother instead of the castle ball.

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