Norway soldiers fined for naked jogging prank
Three soldiers who made six young recruits jog unclothed in -20C temperatures last year were given fines on Wednesday, broadcaster NRK reported.
The three soldiers were fined for causing bodily harm and told to pay 12,000 kroner, 7,000 kroner and 4,000 kroner each. Two were also fined for having military items on them that were above their rank.
The trio forced six rookie soldiers to jog barefoot and nude from their barracks in Setermoen in northern Norway in January 2015. All six recruits needed medical attention for frostbite after the prank.
“Those three could have faced more severe penalties if the soldier’s injuries had persisted,” police attorney Gøril Lund told NRK.
The three soldiers have all accepted the fines and they will not face military discipline on top of the civil punishment.
Lund said that the three guilty parties carried out their transgressions “intentionally” but that the results of the nude jogging prank were greater “than intended”.