Streaker halts fireworks
A LEONGATHA father may face charges after he stripped and ran naked across Inverloch Recreation Reserve in the middle of fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
A large crowd, including many families with children, had gathered at the reserve to enjoy the annual fireworks display but received a show of another kind when the man embarked on a nudie dash in front of the audience.
He was arrested by police for offensive behaviour, being drunk and possessing drugs, which were found in his clothes. Police said the man denied the drugs were his and claimed the drugs were planted in his clothing after he stripped.
Police apprehended the man and he was taken to Inverloch Police Station and then the cells at Wonthaggi to sober up.
The man, aged in his thirties, was released pending summons to court.
The fireworks resumed after the streaker was arrested, but many people mistakenly thought the fireworks was a brief display and had already left.
Also at Inverloch on New Year’s Eve, a 20 year old Churchill woman received a penalty notice of $634 for being drunk in a public place after being found unconscious.
Police reported New Year’s Eve revellers were generally well behaved.
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