Tuesday, July 12, 2005
NAKED MAN ARRESTED AFTER BEING TOLD BY THERAPIST TO SHOUT AT TREES
A German man has been arrested after a marriage guidance counsellor advised him to run around naked shouting at trees.
Dieter Braun, 43, from Recklinghausen said the stress release technique had worked perfectly until he was arrested. He told police that venting his anger on the trees had stopped him shouting at his wife. "If I didn't go to the woods and scream at the trees then my marriage would probably be over," he said.
He added taking his clothes off at the same time made him feel more relaxed.
"For me it's a type of relaxation therapy. Feeling the breeze on my naked skin really calms me down." But local police said other visitors to the forest did not find his behaviour relaxing and have now charged him with causing a public nuisance.