Angry Cop Busts Naked Man Posing In Front Of Canary Islands Volcano
This is the moment a man posing naked on a beach for an artist with the La Palma volcano in the background is busted by an angry police officer.
The incident took place in the town of Puerto de Tazacorte, which is located on western coast of the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma on Monday 22nd November.
The footage shows the unnamed naked man posing for the artist, also unnamed, while she takes photographs. She also appears to be working on a painting, which can be seen in the foreground on an easel.
The man can be seen lying on his side with one leg raised and his head resting on his right arm against the backdrop of the lava flow.
In the background, a thick plume of smoke or steam can be seen rising out of the water alongside some cliffs indicating the point where molten lava is meeting the sea in a boiling mass.
As people filmed the incident from afar, suddenly, a burly police officer, who has not been named, walks up to the couple and exchanges words with the nude muse, apparently indicating that it is not okay for him to be lying on the ground with his private parts on display for all to see.
The would-be nude male model hastily gets to his feet and wraps a towel around his waist, shielding his manhood from view and making conciliatory gestures to the officer indicating that he will move on.
Meanwhile, a woman can be heard saying off-camera: “No face mask, no nothing.”
A second video then shows the lava flowing down the cliff that inspired the artist and her model to try and capture it for posterity.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma has been erupting for over two months and it has caused millions of euros in damage to property and led to the evacuation of thousands of people.
Alongside the tragedy, there have also been many tourists arriving, many of whom also want to do something to help the island’s ruined economy, at the same time as seeing the natural spectacle in all its glory.
The Canary Islands Special Plan for Volcanic Emergencies (Pevolca) has been permitted to allow access at certain approved points to the volcano for the arriving tourists, who have been spending money on hotels, restaurants and car hire.
The volcano started erupting on 19th September and lava has since covered over 1,065 hectares (2,632 acres) of land, and as well as destroying thousands of buildings, has also caused other damage including devastating banana plantations.
It has also seen over 7,000 people evacuated from their homes.