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Police arrest 2 streaking students

Police on Monday booked one Australian and one American who went streaking in the bustling Sinchon area on July 7. The Seodaemun Police Precinct in Seoul reported Monday that they had booked the two, both 21, without detention on charges of public obscenity.

Police also fined a 22-year-old Australian who posed for a naked photo the same day on a misdemeanor charge. According to police, the three are exchange students at a university in the Sinchon area for the summer and were playing a “truth or dare” game at a pub. The duo ran naked at around 1 a.m. on July 7 as part of the game, police said. Law enforcement authorities were tipped off to the incident after witnesses made a report that the two, a male and female, were running naked in Sinchon, which was recorded on a CCTV in the area. Police were dispatched to the site but the two suspects had already fled the area to avoid arrest. Police identified the two by analyzing CCTV footage and questioned them on July 14, one week after the incident. Police handed the case over to prosecutors on Monday.

BY HONG SANG-JI [kang.jinkyu@joongang.co.kr]

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