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Old 31 January 2013, 10:44 AM
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Yow! Drunken naked man serenades Gretna police officers, cops say

Gretna police officers responding to reports of a naked man found their bare-bottomed suspect staggering down Huey P. Long Boulevard. But when they asked him to clothe himself, the man, instead, broke into song...

Gretna Assistant Police Chief Anthony Christiana said officers didn't recognize the tune warbled by Osmar Hernandez, 33, of New Orleans. But it was quite clear his stripped-down performance was fueled by alcohol, police said.
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Old 31 January 2013, 11:44 PM
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I thought it meant Gretna Green in Scotland at first.

I've been serenaded by a naked drunk man during a night out, and that didn't make the news, even though we were only yards from a police station at the time. (This was in Colchester a few years ago; one of my friends managed to get into a fight outside a nightclub, and then insisted on calling the police, and was made to give a statement on pain of being arrested himself after deciding he was bored with the situation and wanted to leave. Anyway, once we'd all finished hanging around the police station waiting for him, we encountered a group of drunken squaddies in the pedestrian subway, one of whom was naked and waggled his bits at us while singing a song. It wasn't a typical night out for me, but for all I know it was a typical night out in Colchester. Although I've had more nights out in Colchester when this hasn't happened than when it has.)

Maybe it's the way that he "appeared to be masturbating" that made it news. Although I would imagine that in that state, he might just have been trying to prevent unduly embarrassing shrinkage rather than actually masturbate. The police have a way of overstating things.
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Old 01 February 2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
I thought it meant Gretna Green in Scotland at first.
There's just a plain Gretna in Scotland as well - only a couple of miles away. I think the people there get a bit sad at how much they're overlooked by Gretna Green.
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Old 01 February 2013, 11:17 AM
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Oh, its New Orleans. Nothing unusual, then.
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