Wednesday, August 8, 2012

MAN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO SMILE AT OLYMPIC EVENT

Surrey Police told the world's press that a 54- year-old spectator had been arrested for "a publick order offence" during the Olympic men's cycling road race on the games' opening weekend. They said he was "too close for Comfort" to the competitors. That man was Mark Worsfold, A Maritial Art Instructors who had stopped to watch the race after helping to run sport taster at the Mole Valley Olympic Event. He was sitting down on a wall in Redhouse Park, Leatherhead, when, just as the Racer were due to appear, he was restrained and handcuffed, He was taken to Reigate Police Station, where he says questions focused on his failure to smile or seem as if he was enjoying the event. Mr Worsfold has Parkinson's disease, which causes his face to become expressionless and Masklike because of muscle rigidity. He told the Eye he would not take any Action against the Police but wanted what really happened to be out in the Open, given what had been reported. He was released without Charge or Caution, Surrey Police said the arrest was "based on his Manner, his State of dress and his proximity of Course".

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