Monday, December 26, 2005


Streaker invades midnight mass - Yahoo! Australia & NZ News

A Territory teenager has run naked through a church and jumped up on the altar in the middle of a midnight Christmas mass.

About 150 Catholic churchgoers in Alice Springs were stunned by the Christmas Day prank but reacted quickly to hold the naked reveller until police arrived.

Father Brian Healy said the 18-year-old ran naked through the aisle before jumping up on the altar.

"He must have planned it," he said.

"As he ran into the church he was yelling something and then he ran around a bit and jumped on the altar.

"He wasn't a part of the congregation.

"Besides that I was quite pleased with the turnout - you always like to see more people at church but the people here had a lovely spirit and it was very Christ-like."

Police were quick to arrest the streaker and he was charged with indecent exposure and disturbing a religious worship. He was granted bail on the condition that he not go within 200m of a place of worship.

Alice Springs police watch commander Henry Sattler praised the efforts of churchgoers who held the streaker until police arrived.

"As I understand it he was dancing around the altar provocatively," he said.

"Some of the church members lost patience with him after he started dancing around the altar and grabbed hold of him.

"I don't know if he was affected by alcohol or not.

"It was a pretty busy night for police but other than that it was just your usual drunken revelry on Christmas Eve."

The Hungry Horse News
Columbia Falls, MT

Nucleus Streaker
A Columbia Falls man is probably wishing he could take that bet back.

Daniel Smiley, 25, was charged with disorderly conduct for streaking on Nucleus Avenue Monday night.

Smiley and some friends were apparently at the Los Caporales Bar when the friends dared him to streak completely naked outside. The temperature was in the 20s and it was snowing lightly.

So, according to Police Chief Dave Perry, Smiley took the bet, stripped down and high-tailed it outside 100 percent naked.

He couldn't have had worse luck, because he was spotted by Columbia Falls Police Officer Sean Murphy. Murphy was northbound on Nucleus on his way into work when he saw Smiley about 8:45 p.m. running down the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.

Smiley jumped the fence between Los Caporales and the Columbia Bar and Murphy said he ran past him as he went back into the bar through the back door.

Murphy finally caught up with Smiley, who ran into the bathroom and got dressed.

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