Man Sentenced For Naked Stunt That Brought Traffic To Standstill

LONDON (December 4, 2012)--A man who climbed naked onto an equestrian statue in London's government district, ripped off its sword and bit it was sentenced to 12 weeks in jail Tuesday.

Dan Motrescu brought traffic to a standstill in central London when he mounted the bronze statue of the 19th-century Duke of Cambridge on Nov. 23.

Police cordoned off Whitehall, a street that is home to several government departments, as Motrescu climbed up and down the statue.

At one point he balanced himself on the duke's head.

It took several hours for officers to talk him down.

Motrescu, a Ukrainian citizen of no fixed address, was convicted Tuesday of possession of an offensive weapon, criminal damage and a public order offense.

A magistrate at Westminster Magistrates' Court sentenced him to 12 weeks in jail.


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