Far-right German leader’s clothes stolen
A man shouted ‘no bathing for Nazis’ and ran off with Alexander Gauland’s clothes.

By Benas Gerdziunas

6/5/18, 6:42 PM CET

Updated 6/5/18, 6:54 PM CET

Alexander Gauland, leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany, was left red-faced when a thief ran off with his clothes as he was bathing.

Gauland, 77, was seeking refuge from the soaring temperatures in a lake near Potsdam, according to the Märkische Allgemeine, when a man shouting “no bathing for Nazis” grabbed Gauland’s clothes and ran away, leaving the far-right politician in his swimming trunks.

The theft took place last week but was only reported in local media on Tuesday.

Because of the possible “political motive,” the state security department for politically-motivated crime took over the investigation. The thief remains at large.

“Gauland passed us with a police escort wearing swimming trunks,” a witness told the Märkische Allgemeine. “It was a good day.”