Almost daily, events seemed to occur in America that just did not happen back in Europe. On one sunny afternoon, Durk and his then lover, Luke, wearing nothing but leather vests and chaps, were posing for Tom’s camera on the private back patio of Durk’s house, when suddenly the yard filled with policemen—and police dogs. Tom nearly dropped the camera.
The cops were not interested in naked leathermen; they were hot on the trail of a robber who had hit a store a block and a half down the hill on Sunset Boulevard.
“The dogs led those cops right to the robber who, it turned out, was hiding in the basement of the house next door. We were surrounded by barking dogs and shouting, sweaty cops who handcuffed the cursing robber, who had lost his shirt in the chase. The police hardly even glanced at Luke and Durk, standing there bare-assed. I seemed to be the only one who thought it was odd. Things like that just don’t happen in Helsinki!” -Tom
Published: 28th September 2021Tags: #TomOfFinland101, 101 Quiz, The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero