On April 1st, I would certainly put this one down as a spoof. However, it looks as though the ex-ballroom champion Mayor of a small Spanish town is serious: Spanish town where a girls' night out spells trouble for 'im indoors
Men fined for being on streets as mayor tries to liberate downtrodden women
Angelique Chrisafis in Torredonjimeno
Saturday October 4, 2003
José Antonio Gil, a toothless pensioner, was shuffling down a cobbled street on his evening stroll when he noticed he was being chased by four young women in suits. One attempted what looked like a citizen's arrest.
Mr Gil put his hands up in surrender. "What have I done?" he asked.
His crime was to step outdoors. It was one minute past nine in the sleepy Andalucian town of Torredonjimeno on the launch night of a campaign that has polarised Spain. click for more