Man arrested for ‘trying to have sex with tree’ after shocked sunseekers witness him ‘kissing and rubbing’ stump
- The man in his 40s was arrested in Salisbury, Wiltshire on Tuesday afternoon
A man has been arrested for trying to have sex with a tree after shocked sunbathers saw him strip naked before kissing and rubbing the stump.
Police were called to the odd encounter in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Tuesday as temperatures across the country soared.
Members of the public had been concerned about the man’s behavior when he suddenly exposed himself and began rubbing his body against the bark.
Video footage shows the man kicking off his blue shorts and pulling off his navy t-shirt before embracing the tree.
A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure being released on bail as enquires are ongoing.
Police were called to the odd encounter in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, Salisbury, Wiltshire
The man was seen taking off his clothes before embracing the tree
One witness said: ‘I was just walking in the park with one of my mates and we saw a man hugging a tree and thought it was interesting.
‘We walked closer and as we did, we saw his trousers down and this is pure gold.
That’s why I started recording and he just started taking off all his clothes and kissing the tree.
‘After I stopped recording, the police turned up and started following the man around then arrested him.’
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: ‘A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure yesterday after officers were called to Queen Elizabeth Gardens shortly after 4.30 pm following several reports from members of the public regarding a naked man.
‘He was taken to custody and has been released on bail while inquiries are ongoing.’