A German man has been arrested after a marriage guidance counsellor advised him to run around naked shouting at trees.
Dieter Braun, 43, from Recklinghausen said the stress release technique had worked perfectly until he was arrested.
He told police that venting his anger on the trees had stopped him shouting at his wife.
If I didnt go to the woods and scream at the trees then my marriage would probably be over, he said.
He added taking his clothes off at the same time made him feel more relaxed.
For me its a type of relaxation therapy. Feeling the breeze on my naked skin really calms me down.
But local police said other visitors to the forest did not find his behaviour relaxing and have now charged him with causing a public nuisance.
A True Story of Campanology
A drunk man who fell asleep and got trapped inside a church rang out SOS in Morse code with the bell. When the man awoke in St Faiths Church in Havant, near Portsmouth, he found the doors locked. Reportedly worried about ghosts, he started ringing out the Morse code for SOS on the church bell, reports Portsmouth Today.
As dusk began to fall, he was still ringing for his life but eventually a local resident realised something was wrong. He alerted two Police Community Support Officers who, in turn, contacted church verger Vicki Mockford who came to the rescue. She said, I was called by police saying someone was using the bell as a sign they were trapped. When we found him inside he told us he went into the church to have a sit down but fell asleep. He told the police he had been drinking which may have made him a bit dozy. He looked quite embarrassed about the whole incident when we found him. Maybe after this he might consider taking up bell ringing as a hobby.
New Regular at the Alexandra Hotel
A new pub landlady got a shock when she discovered one of her regulars is a horse. Jackie Gray recently became landlady at the Alexandra Hotel in Jarrow, Tyneside. She says she got a pleasant surprise when carthorse Peggy joined owner Peter Dolan for a pint. The 12-year-olds tipple is a pint of John Smiths and pickled onion crisps.
Mrs Gray said, When I bought the pub a few weeks ago I heard rumours that one of the regulars was a horse but I didnt quite believe them. It was a hot day when the horse came in and I was shocked at first because I have never run a pub before.