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Norfolk man arrested after mishearing planking world record challenge

By Hugh Dunnett, Crime Reporter

A Norfolk man is in custody for public indecency offences after mishearing a challenge for the planking world record.

Bubba Spuckler, 33, was inspired by American Marine George Hood who set the world planking record of eight hours and 15 minutes this week.

But he misheard what the record was about, and was arrested for outraging public decency on a special stage he had set up in Norwich city centre.

Norfolk Police spokesperson Lorraine Fisher, 34, explained: “Spuckler is a little hard of hearing and thought the record was about something else entirely.

“He had been practising for years and fully expected to pull it off.

“Despite it being a cold day, and with hundreds of shoppers milling about, he got on with his disgusting act.”

Unemployed Spuckler, who lives with his sister and their eight children in Downham Market, will appear before city magistrates tomorrow.

In Norfolk, there are many experts in the activity that Spuckler was performing.

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