The saga of Israeli “stripper” ends in NZ mental health unit


A female Israeli tourist who stripped naked last week after being offended by road workers’ wolf-whistles has been admitted to a mental health unit for allegedly assaulting a bar worker.

The woman was arrested after reportedly putting out a cigarette on the face of a bar worker in the tourist town of Coromandel on North Island, the Associated Press reported.

She appeared in Hamilton District Court on the weekend charged with assault, and was remanded to Waikato Hospital’s mental health unit, constable Peter Easton said.

Last Thursday, workmen in the small northern farming town of Kerikeri were repairing the main street when they saw the young women, described as “not unattractive”, and started whistling.

The woman responded by stripping bare to use an ATM, before putting her clothes back on and walking away, the Associated Press reported.

At the time the woman, who has not been named, told police she didn’t appreciated the men’s behaviour.