Albania border guard held for peeing in Macedonia

TIRANA, Sep 15, 2000 -- (Reuters) An Albanian border officer who felt nature's call on the barren frontier with Macedonia was arrested by his eastern neighbors as he relieved himself under the cover of their trees, a newspaper said on Thursday.

Gazeta Shqiptare said a Macedonian border patrol handcuffed the hapless culprit and whisked him off for questioning.

The Albanian said the lack of either trees or bushes on his side of the frontier, coupled with his own modesty, had forced him to cross into the thicket on Macedonian territory.

He was soon released.

Original article