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Rhineland suffers spate of naked and drunk train passengers

The Local · 3 Feb 2010, 11:15

Published: 03 Feb 2010 11:15 GMT+01:00

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At 6:20 am on Tuesday, a Deutsche Bahn employee discovered a stark naked man sleeping inside a train parked at the Mönchengladbach main station, according to a police statement. Police woke the uninhibited local 32-year-old, who had carefully folded his clothing beside his makeshift bed, and asked him to get dressed.

The man was unable to explain how the nude nap began, saying he couldn’t remember the events of the night before. The report said he had apparently been under the influence of alcohol. Because there were no other passengers on the train at the time, the officers let the man go after a brief lecture, they said.

Later on the same day, two officers happened upon a naked Dutchman sitting cross-legged on the floor of a high-speed ICE train travelling from Essen to Bochum, the police reported on Wednesday.

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The 31-year-old, who lives in Kassel, may have thought clothing was optional, but police told him his train ticket was not. After he complied with their requests to get dressed, officers led the highly-intoxicated man off the train, where he was charged with exhibitionism and dodging train fare.

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Your comments about this article

12:14 February 3, 2010 by Ruth M.
this asks for a German comment "einem nacktem Mann kann man nicht in die Tasche greifen", so clear evidence that he did not want to pay :-)
15:26 February 3, 2010 by Heinrich der Zweite
Maybe problems if the drunk could'nt tell what sex the naked one had.
21:31 February 3, 2010 by wxman
Why is it always men that do this? Can't we have an attractive young woman get naked once in a while? Not often, just once in a while, please.
23:29 February 3, 2010 by ErnestPayne
Well here in Canada women have the legal right to go topless and show the great good common sense not to go topless, I don't see the problem with a couple of naked drunks.
13:57 February 4, 2010 by lordwilliams629
What is about germans and being naked, seems like they all have a thing about getting naked.
16:03 February 4, 2010 by UltraDeb
Pretty stupid to get on a train naked. Dead giveaway that you're riding without a ticket.
17:01 February 4, 2010 by tollermann
lordwilliams629 for some reason germans think they always have to show their "Junk" to everyone!
19:16 February 7, 2010 by wxman
Why is it never, ever an attractive young woman getting naked? Sadly, just another of life's many mysteries.
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