Two men wearing nothing but their birthday suits were spotted racing on the lawn in front of the Government Offices of Iceland in Reykjavík on Thursday night. Not long ago, a foreign tourist was tricked by local girls to strip down in front of the building.
Stjórnarráðið, the Government Offices of Iceland. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
In regards to this week’s incident, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police commented on their Facebook page that “it was unclear what the men’s intention was but it is considered certain that they were not on their way to a cabinet meeting.”
A witness reported the nude men to the police but they had left by the time the officers arrived to the scene.
The witness stated that the men had taken their clothes off in a bus shelter opposite the Government Offices, walked across the street and then run around on the lawn in front of the building.
Afterwards they returned to the bus shelter and put their clothes back on before disappearing into the night.
The police pointed out that the men’s actions are in violation of police regulations and people should not make a habit of stripping in front of the Government Offices.
Besides, “everyone should be aware that running around naked in the frost can easily cause a bad cold, high fever and make people bedridden.”
The police’s Facebook entry has gotten around 500 likes with a number of people commenting.
One person asked whether Icelanders had lost their minds, others suggested that the two men had lost a bet or were trying to catch a cold to get time off work, while others commented that people should have the freedom to run around naked without police interference.
Click here to read more about the foreign tourist who was tricked into running in the nude in front of the Government Offices.