Man smears self in coconut oil to slip past police

  • 17/06/2016

A man has tried to slip through police hands in the UK by smothering himself in coconut oil and making a run for it.

Thirty-year-old Steve Beeton of Swindon was intoxicated when he returned home and threatened his girlfriend.

She fled and called the police. When they arrived at the property, Beeton had covered himself in coconut oil to make it hard to be caught.

He wasn't slippery enough however, and was arrested. The greasy accused admitted stealing money and assault by beating.

His lawyer Mark Glendenning said: "He has very little recollection of what happened when he returned to the flat in the early hours of the morning."