On Thursday visitors to a beach on lake FalktrÃ¤sket, in northern Sweden, witnessed uniformed police turn up and make their way through the sea of towels to question a man in his thirties about his choice of swimwear.
The man, who was practising yoga in the sun, was only wearing a thong.
â€œDid they think he was some kind of a sexual criminal just because he was wearing a g-string?â€ said holiday-maker Ellinor Perlefelt to local paper Norran.
She was upset by the incident and told the paper she was convinced that it was someone among the other sunbathers that made a complaint to the police.
The police confirmed to Norran that it was indeed some of the beach dwellers that had contacted them after witnessing the man adopt yoga positions in the flimsy attire.
Witnesses to the incident also told the paper how the police took the man with them to the parking area for a short talk. After that the man went back to his towel, got dressed and left the beach.