A local farmer was arrested at his farm today, after being caught wearing 'non conformist' clothing.
The farmer, Jeb Doyle, had decided to shun the usual attire of manure caked wax jacket, in favour of a rather colourful, shiny cotton ski jacket.
Local Post Office mistress Daisy Beelzebub told us "I saw Jeb getting out of his Land Rover this morning, and going in to the paper shop to get his morning read. I noticed straight away that something was wrong. He just looked so...colourful!"
"I phoned the police straight away," she continued "and watched from between my curtains, but he'd left by the time they arrived. He was whistling as well, which is really odd for a farmer. They're usually so miserable."
The jacket was a present from his wife Susan, but Mr Doyle had never actually tried it on.
Police are holding the lawless agriculturist at the local station, and are conducting investigations in to what caused the usually quiet mannered man, to go 'mental' in the streets of Lower Swain.
The whereabouts of the wax jacket remain a mystery, but the ski jacket has been sent for forensic tests. Police say they are hoping it may contain the key to this rather worrying case.
This news comes at a time when country folk are on full alert, after a local vicar was seen humming to 50 Cent on an iPod and an old maid left her bicycle at home and chose to walk through the morning mist.
We will keep you fully updated as this story unfolds.