There’s nothing more suspicious than a finely-toned physique.
Imagine for a moment a man chatting to a policewoman. Midway through the conversation he casually mentions that, yes, he works out a lot. She then tells him that he is under arrest for being… too fit. Beginning of a mediocre porno? No, it’s something that actually happened in Stockholm.
Tomislav Boduljak and a friend were out on the town and enjoying a pleasant conversation with an assistant police officer when their talk turned to the subject of his well-honed physique. Instead of admiring his obvious dedication to the gym, said police officer decided that nobody could have biceps that incredible – although she actually used the word ‘abnormal’, which is a little rude – without some kind of chemical assistance.
So, she marched him down to the police station and demanded he take a urine test. “I asked if she didn’t think it possible that I work out a lot and eat well,” said Mr Boduljak. “She said that if someone looks like me, she assumes they have taken drugs.” He didn’t say if he found her assumption offensive or flattering.
Despite his repeated assurances that his impressive musculature was 100% natural, the urine test went ahead. Mr Boduljak was, of course, found to be completely clean. He then filed a complaint against the police station, but the police have chosen not to pursue it. Considering that he was arrested on the basis of nothing more than possibly being a bit too buff, this might be a little unfair.
Janne Magnuson, an officer for Stockholm police’s drugs unit, admitted that he thought the officer was “a bit too ambitious”, but no one seems to be offering further apology.
At least this is a good argument for staying at home and eating crisps in front of the telly; unless some overzealous police officer attributes your red-eyed, bloated look to drugs too.
Photo: Mariano ArgaÃ±araz (via flickr)