A resident of the southern town of Ashdod shocked local residents by running naked through city streets, after losing a card game bet. To his misfortune, the man was spotted by police and detained.
The bizarre story started around midnight Monday, when an Ashdod resident in his 20s lost a card game at his home. According to the rules of the game agreed on by the man and his friends beforehand, he then had to run butt naked from his home to the beach, take a swim in the sea, and return home.
The man delivered on his pledge, stunning surprised residents who spotted him running naked through the city's streets and parks. Some concerned locals called the police and reported the unusual sight.
Patrol officer Levin Constantine went on to scour the area and ultimately spotted the man swimming. The suspect was ordered to come out of the water and at that point he informed police of the bet he lost.
"I ask you to allow me to return to my friends naked," the man told the police officer, who refused the request and informed the man that he is being arrested on charges of public nudity.
Police covered the man with two sheets before taking him back to his home. While the suspect lost the card game and the bet, he finally received some good news: Police officials decided to close the case against him.