Wolf whistle works, woman strips

WELLINGTON Thu May 22, 2008 6:10pm EDT

A construction sign hangs on a fence in a file photo. Road workers in a small New Zealand town got their wish granted when a woman stripped saying she was fed up with their wolf-whistles. The woman told police she didn't take too kindly to the whistling from the men repairing the road. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A construction sign hangs on a fence in a file photo. Road workers in a small New Zealand town got their wish granted when a woman stripped saying she was fed up with their wolf-whistles. The woman told police she didn't take too kindly to the whistling from the men repairing the road.

Credit: Reuters/Keith Bedford

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Road workers in a small New Zealand town got their wish granted when a woman stripped saying she was fed up with their wolf-whistles.

The Israeli tourist was about to use an ATM in the main street of Kerikeri, in the far north of the country, when the men whistled, the New Zealand Press Association reported.

She calmly stripped off, used the cash machine, before getting dressed and walking away.

The woman told police she didn't take too kindly to the whistling from the men repairing the road.

"She said she had thought 'bugger them, I'll show them what I've got'," Police Sergeant Peter Masters told NZPA.

"She gave the explanation that she had been ... pestered by New Zealand men. She's not an unattractive looking lady," Masters said.

"She was taken back to the police station and spoken to and told that was inappropriate in New Zealand."

(Reporting by Adrian Bathgate; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)

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