In a bizarre incident, a naked man has reportedly been arrested in Moscow for trying to board a flight naked while shouting about how clothes made him less agile and aerodynamic.
According to eyewitnesses, the passenger passed through the registration counter at Domodedovo Airport before suddenly taking off his clothes and running on the bridge that connects airport terminals to planes.
“He shouted that he was naked because clothing impairs the aerodynamics of the body. He flies with more agility when undressed,” a witness told Russian channel REN TV.
The eyewitnesses also told that the passenger did not appear to be drunk.
According to a Moscow Times report, the naked man was intercepted by airport staff before he could make it to the plane which was set to fly to Crimea. He was later detained by the police.
“After the police had detained the offender, he was taken to the airport’s medical room and then was hospitalised in a medical facility,” a spokesperson for Russia’s Interior Ministry was quoted Moscow Times as saying.
A video also surfaced on the social media which shows the man standing naked as he casually waits for his turn to board the flight.
Ural Airlines told local media that the flight was delayed by 15 minutes owing to the incident.