Pattaya’s first-ever St. Patrick’s Day parade was temporarily upstaged by a naked British man who stumbled out of a beer bar sans clothing for a stroll down the parade route.
Wandering amid traffic on Second Road about two blocks ahead of the oncoming March 17 parade, the unnamed man appeared drunk and oblivious to the commotion he was causing. Apparently, it wasn’t the first time.
Witnesses reported the man had been drinking at a Soi 6/1 beer bar where he was said to frequently get drunk and strip down. This time the Brit’s nudist celebration was stopped by three Thai city volunteers helping stage the Irish holiday festivities.
Volunteers try to persuade the naked man to dress.
Organizers planted the dazed streaker on the sidewalk while his clothes were located, no one caring enough to even hand the man a towel to cover up. Finally a local expat waiting for the parade offered him a jacket to wrap around him.
Eventually, the man’s pants arrived and, after some prodding, he was persuaded to put them back. He managed to escape arrest for indecent exposure when the beer bar owner escorted him back to his barstool where the rest of his clothes, and likely another beer, were waiting.