The mankini became famous all around the world when it was donned by Sacha Baron Cohen's infamous character Borat in the film Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Now, Polish police are on the hunt for four English-speaking tourists who were caught on CCTV walking around Renaissance Market Square last week wearing only the revealing lime-green swim suits.
Borat in Cannes where did it all go wrong 😄👌💥 #HappyDays https://t.co/MZkINxBXMt— stokes (@stokes) 1476029104.0
Police spokesperson Sebastian Glen said the group of English-speakers committed "indecent antics" and could face a fine of £1,000 along with 30 days in custody if convicted.
Polish police hunt ‘English speaking’ mankini pranksters https://t.co/FoGuliuoc8 https://t.co/ngsNnLW7es— ITV News (@ITV News) 1554403856.0
Glen commented that tourists visiting the city for stag parties, especially those drinking excessively, are known to cause disturbances in Krakow.
Twitter couldn't help but chuckle at the four international fugitives:
@itvnews Nice problem to have, so funny.— Katharine P. (@Katharine P.) 1554404075.0
@itvnews https://t.co/CmCHVizyVF— Murdoch McKenzie (@Murdoch McKenzie) 1554406771.0
Mankini-clad tourists wreaking havoc hired by Farage to ensure EU forces Brexit whatever happens in Parliament.… https://t.co/WffgNAgxy9— The News Dump (@The News Dump) 1554471121.0
@NYDailyNews Their sentences will be brief...— Rennie Stennett (@Rennie Stennett) 1554434308.0
Ever seen a man In a Mankini? https://t.co/CjBxKWsKD2— simonthong (@simonthong) 1554408298.0
In 2017, four Czech tourists posed for a photo in Astana wearing mankinis and were fined £40 each. Fortunately, Sacha Baron Cohen reached out on Facebook, offering to pay their fines:
"To my Czech mates who were arrested. Send me your details and proof that it was you, and I'll pay your fine."
It's a real thing - Mankini. 6 men were arrested, fined, and may also be tried for wearing this mankini in Kazakha… https://t.co/GOMc19XMTa— Neta Ji (@Neta Ji) 1521301625.0
Sacha Baron Cohen paying the fine for those guys dressed in Mankini's sets a dangerous precedent, I wonder if… https://t.co/1VZo39PXwI— Matt Slack (@Matt Slack) 1511462156.0
It turns out that mankini-related crimes are not all that uncommon. One resort in Cornwall, England, even went so far as to ban them entirely, resulting in a noticeable drop in crime.
The moral of the story? Try not to wear a mankini in the middle of the city. Or at all, if you can help it.