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Hats Off to An English Streaker

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British police have long been noted for their unflappability, a product, no doubt, of patrolling their posts without firearms. At a rugby match in Twickenham, these four demonstrated an unusual degree of grace in their capture of a 26-year-old streaker named Michael O’Brien, an accountant whose own figure had just been audited by 50,000 fans in the grandstand including Princess Alexandra, a cousin of the queen. Such exposure was against the law, of course, and O’Brien was arrested. Holding him gently but firmly, the amused bobbies made strategic use of one of their famous helmets until a perturbed official could puff upfield to administer an overcoat.