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Naked Hiker Freed After 6 Years in Jail

Leaves clink in the buff

A British hiker who spent the past six years in prison for repeatedly refusing to wear clothes has been released. Stephen Gough, 53, walked naked from Perth Prison in Scotland on Tuesday after a shift in police policy. "My opinion is that the police have thought, The guy's not going to give up, so let's have a think about it," Gough said. Known as the "Naked Rambler," Gough, a former Royal Marine and truck driver, became famous in 2003 during a clothes-free, cross-country walk from Land's End to John O'Groats. He was convicted of breaching the peace in 2006 and sent to prison for a year; within a minute of being freed, he again removed his clothes and was promptly rearrested. His determination to live his life free of clothes has landed him 17 convictions over the past six years, much of which has been served in solitary confinement.

Via The Telegraph

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