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Tryless St Helens rugby league player Josh Perry fined by police for doing 'naked run' on Prescot Road
WHEN you go the season without scoring a try, the traditional rugby league forfeit of having to do the ‘naked run’ can be embarrassing enough.
But when baring all in public lands you in the back of a police car it’s just about the final straw.
That is what happened to Saints prop Josh Perry during the team’s post-season ‘Mad Monday’ festivities.
Perry, 31, was earlier pictured in a He-Man costume – wielding a toy sword – as the players let off steam in the Eccleston Arms pub for a fancy dress do following the disappointment of losing to Warrington in the play off semi final.
But the big Aussie’s failure to cross the whitewash this season meant he was faced with the naked challenge.
Daringly, at 4.40pm he took to the streets of Prescot Road – one of the busiest routes in the town - but it all went wrong when a passing police patrol car spotted him.
Officers swiftly moved in and arrested the forward, who was later fined after being taken to a police station.
In a statement police said: “Merseyside Police can confirm that a 31-year-old man from St Helens was arrested on Prescot Road on Monday, Oct 3.
“He was taken to a nearby police station and interviewed by officers. Following his arrest the man was issued with a fixed penalty notice for behaviour causing alarm or distress.”