Police Searching For Man Spotted Running Naked Through Cornfields
Searches are a fairly run of the mill exercise for cops, however, but looking for a random naked bloke running through a cornfield is not. Yet, this was the task officers in Derbyshire were faced with this morning.
Swadlincote Response Unit shared a picture of a cornfield on Twitter with the caption: "Spot the police officer... If you can guess what we're searching for I'll be very surprised."
People obligingly pitched in with various inaccurate guesses, such as 'swans', 'a needle in a haystack', 'your marbles' and 'corn'. However, the force soon put an end to the wild stabbing, explaining that they were actually responding to reports of a naked man running through the field.
In a tweet, Swadlincote Response Unit said: "First job of the day was a report of a Male running naked through the cornfields. The mind boggles."
First job of the day was a report of a Male running naked through the cornfields. The mind boggles https://t.co/0DzzMlznOw
- Swadlincote Response Unit (@swadresponse) September 15, 2019
Unsurprisingly, people were a little surprised that this was the subject of the search, with one Twitter user pointing out that 'it's a bit chilly even with a jumper on'.
Unfortunately though, police are yet to find the man, so we're still in the dark as to a possible motive... Perhaps it's just really liberating? Or, plot twist, was he running from something? Or after something?
Whatever the case, police may want to consider prime minister Boris Johnson as a prime suspect. It was his predecessor, Theresa May, who was roundly mocked when she cited running through fields of wheat as the naughtiest thing she had ever done.
However, Bo Jo subsequently mocked her by doing it himself and it is a man that police are after in Derbyshire. Could the Prime Minister be attempting to troll a political opponent once more with some field running-based banter? Perhaps the cornfield is meant to represent parliament and he is running through it symbolically as a physical portrayal of prorogation?
Not sure why he'd be naked though. It's just a theory.
Featured Image Credit: Swadlincote Response Unit