We were just noting how it's a bit of a wackier day than normal in Defamerland—what with the Gay Pride float oracles, acupuncture needles on the red carpet, and Swedish golf cart joy rides—when what should appear in our inbox but a series of truly glorious and mind-boggling photographs, taken not but an hour ago on Melrose by a highly placed operative. Yes, that is a completely naked man, strolling down the street with a leopard flung around his neck. Our witness explains:
He stopped for all traffic signals, took good care of the cat in the intersections etc. He was so nonchalant about it.
The rest of his report, along with the uncensored photos and a shot of the arrest, after the jump:
There were a lot of LA traffic cops trying to get a handle on the situation - figuring out what to do. Then at melrose and la brea the cops came in and arrested him. Not sure what happened with the cat but the guy did put up a little bit of a fight.
All the cops, traffic cops, people were shaking their heads - like only in LA. People were cheering me on to get the pics.
Our hats are off to the photographer, who manages to simultaneously evoke cave paintings, Michelangelo's David, and the T.R. Knight Advocate cover in his artful studies—and, of course, to the mysterious urban Tarzan, who threw a ray of leopard-spotted sunlight on what should have by all accounts been an uneventful August Wednesday.