August 16, 2001 07:29am
Mounties Warn Walker to Keep Clothes On
(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- Police in British Columbia hope they have made their point with a man attempting to walk across the vast western Canadian province -- he must keep his clothes on.
The man, who was not identified, received a stern warning after he was detained this week in two southeastern British Columbia communities for walking naked along the highway, police said on Wednesday.
``He was firmly told that next time he has to keep his pants on,'' said Corporal Doug Barron of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Creston, British Columbia, who detained the man on Tuesday near the town about 460 miles east of Vancouver.
The man, who spoke only Greek, told authorities he was walking to Vancouver and had removed his clothes because he was hot.
The man was given a brief mental exam after his first arrest on Monday in the village of Yahk, then released.