Naked hotel guest found by police after sleepwalking into street asked for a selfie before being returned

A naked hotel guest had to be returned to their accommodation by police after sleepwalking into the street.

The individual, who has not been identified, was discovered by officers around 4.30am on Chorlton Street, Manchester, close to the city s bus station and Metropolitan university. Police attended after a taxi driver called emergency services after being approached by a naked person asking for help.

we checked with officers; was proper somnambulism, not a dare. Person grateful for our help + saw the funny side themselves

GMP City Centre (@GMPCityCentre) May 22, 20161

Officers who arrived covered the sleepwalker2 with a jacket. They later said it was a genuine case of somnambulism and not a dare. The sleepwalker, who was said to have seen the funny side of the situation, asked officers for a selfie before being returned to the hotel.

Details of the incident were released by officers on the Greater Manchester Police3 City Centre Twitter account. They said: Officers just helped someone who sleepwalked out of their hotel with absolutely no clothes on, onto Chorlton St.

We checked with officers; was proper somnambulism, not a dare. Person grateful for our help + saw the funny side themselves.

Inspector Phil Spurgeon added: Officers lent the person their jackets to protect what remained of their modesty and accompanied them back to the hotel.

The person involved was grateful to the officers for their help, saw a funny side to what had happened, and even asked for a selfie with the officers (when they were fully clothed) as a memento of their unusual encounter with GMP. The individual was not arrested or charged with any crime. One in 50 adults are believed to suffer from episodes of sleepwalking.

References

  1. ^ May 22, 2016 (twitter.com)
  2. ^ sleepwalker (www.discountholidays.info)
  3. ^ Greater Manchester Police (www.discountholidays.info)

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