Couple Wake Up To Topless Man On Their Lawn After VE Day Party
A stunned couple woke up to find a topless man lying in their front garden after a wild VE Day street party.
Claire Wildsmith, 46, and her 56-year-old husband Kevin, from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, opened their curtains on Saturday (9 May) to find the man snoozing on their lawn.
Concerned that the man, later identified as 19-year-old Aaron Hallcro, could end up with serious sun burn, the couple raced outside to wake him up.
In a clip posted on social media, the teenager can be seen being picked up by some of his mates and stumbling off home, probably for some proper kip.
Speaking about the bizarre encounter, Claire said: "It was just after 10am and Kevin shouted that there was someone out the front of the house.
"When I saw him I couldn't believe it. I didn't expect him to be flat out in the garden.
"I thought it was something to do with my daughter Kayleigh, but she didn't have a clue who he was.
"She said we should wake him up, but I was, like, 'You can't approach him because of Covid-19'.
"Eventually I went out and woke him up, but he just started stumbling and dancing around and collapsed back down on the grass."
Kevin added: "There were people on Facebook saying I should have called the police, but we didn't want to get him arrested. We wanted to wake him up and find his parents.
"Our dogs had been in the front garden the day before and I was worried he would be rolling around in dog poo."
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The foggy-headed teen thanked Claire and Kevin for looking after him, saying he just got a bit carried away.
He said: "I was out for VE Day and I had a few too many. I'd had a big jug of homemade sex on the beach and I'd got an eight pack of Stella.
"I had a good night and I had put my t-shirt neat and tidy on the wall as I can't have wanted it on me.
"When I woke up, I didn't know where I was. I didn't know whose house I was at. I must have just thought this looks somewhere comfy to sleep.
"My friends have just laughed at it really. It has just been really funny."
Last week, people in Middlesborough were criticised for ignoring social distancing rules after pictures and videos emerged of huge VE Day street parties.
In a clip posted to social media, neighbours can be seen dancing to music as they celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe over the Nazis.
The footage was taken on Woodville Avenue in Grove Hill, Middlesborough, last night (8 May), with a shocked neighbour uploading it to Twitter.
Posting it online, the concerned resident tweeted Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston, saying: "This is Grove Hill, wonder why Teesside has such a high number of cases."
But this wasn't the only example of people across the UK flouting the government guidance to stay home during the nationwide lockdown.
The BBC covered a similar scene on a residential street in Cosham, near Portsmouth, where neighbours came out of their houses to mark the milestone.
While Sky News also broadcast footage from a road in Wimbledon, London, where dozens of residents came out and performed a rendition of Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again' while waving British flags.
Sharing the clip on Twitter, BBC Sport's presenter Dan Walker said he couldn't understand why people were flouting the advice that has been given by the Government and scientific experts.
He wrote: "Great song, beautifully sung but I am struggling to get my head around this. 31,241 people have died in the UK from a virus that thrives when we get too close to each other!"
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