Drunk knight in armour detained in Stockholm

A man dressed as a knight and armed to joust was detained by police in Solna, just north of Stockholm, on Saturday evening.

Drunk knight in armour detained in Stockholm
We're fairly sure this isn't the same knight. Photo: Staffan Lövstedt/TT

“He wasn’t doing anything; he was just sitting and staring straight ahead,” said Anders Jansson at Stockholm Police. 

Police found the man after receiving a tip-off from a member of the public at 6.30pm on Saturday. When police arrived they found him sitting outside a school, newspaper Expressen reports. Beside him lay his chain mail, silver helmet and knightly sword. 

The man, described as being in his fifties, seemed exhausted, as if he had just been practising some knight moves. 

“I don’t know if his tournament was over or if he was out playing while drunk. There was no risk to life or limb in any case,” Jansson told news agency TT.

Costumed drunkenness was also in the news last month when a Swedish Santa Claus couple revealed they would not be attending this year's Santa Claus congress after being heckled by an inebriated Danish Father Christmas.