News story of the month

I reprint this story from the BBC website in full.  

Passer-by bowled over by nude OAP
A pensioner is being sought by police after he was spotted driving naked around a bowling green in Perth on a motorised scooter.

The man, thought to be in his 70s, was seen in South Inch by a passer-by at about 1000 GMT on Thursday.

The witness was concerned he would be seen by children at a nearby park.

A Tayside Police spokesman said the man put his clothes back on and drove off. The man’s scooter is believed to have a top speed of 3mph.

If anyone could explain the relevance of the final line, other than as a potential intro into a Top Gear feature on the story please drop me a note.

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I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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4 Responses to News story of the month

  1. Anonymous says:

    Typical journalist trivia! I can imagine a news editor demanding a ring-around of firms making these scooters and demanding to know how fast the old codger was likely to be going. It’s at the other end of the scale from when motorists or motorcyclists are nicked for doing 140mph, and there’s always a line added about the car’s top speed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sorry Scott, previous post was me!
    Shaz

  3. Anonymous says:

    Here’s a link to a Glasgow Herald report of similar (though non-motorised) activity from way back when
    http://almax.wordpress.com/2006/04/10/central-scotland-crime-update/
    alastair

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