This is a deliciously obscure story from my local paper, Gloucester’s The Citizen:
Suspicious incident involving men in black robes and small hats
A suspicious incident involving four men in black robes and small hats has prompted a police warning in Wotton-under-Edge.
The incident happened outside Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School on Wotton Road at around 5pm on Sunday May 19.
The victim, a 17-year-old from Kingswood was walking towards Wotton when a small dark car, thought to be a maroon Ford Ka drove up and down Wotton Road.
The victim then quickly turned along an alley way and jumped over a hedge. As he looked back he saw four men in the car.
The men in the Ford are described as black, wearing black robes and possibly small hats on their heads. One of the men is described as very tall, thought to be over 6ft tall.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 335 of May 19.
You can also give information anonymously by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
So far the only explanation that has been offered are:
If you have a more plausible explanation I would love to hear it…