Police were shocked to find that a man running down a German highway pulling a three-wheeled trailer was a Polish man on his way back from a 3,000 km pilgrimage to Portugal.
Motorists near Coburg in Bavaria saw the man towing a load with a rod attached to his back and called police, Reuters reports.
After questioning the man, police discovered he was a devout Catholic Pole on his way home from a European pilgrimage that had taken him as far as Portugal.
Inside a converted roof luggage box, which also served as a bivouac, the 35 year old was carrying all he needed for the journey, police said.
"Officers' initial astonishment quickly turned into admiration," the police said later.
After inspecting the vehicle, officers declared it roadworthy and sent him on his way.
Jogging Polish pilgrim stuns German motorists (Reuters, 17/4/08)
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