As Andy Warhol once famously said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,”
As Andy Warhol once famously said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” and this was certainly true for Palma policeman Miguel Buñola who has just retired from the service
after 44 years in the job.
Almost 40 years ago to the day the young Buñola, one of the few policemen who could speak English, was given the task of arresting John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The couple had taken Yoko's daughter,
Kyoko, who lived on the island with her father, American film producer, Anthony Cox, from a nursery in Calas de Mallorca back to their hotel.
On discovering this, Cox denounced the couple for kidnapping and Buñola was sent to the Melia Hotel to arrest them, which he says was done quietly and without handcuffs. He subsequently spent the
rest of the day with them and described them as extremely polite and correct. He even took coffee with them and was featured on a photo of the couple leaving court which was flashed all over the
The charges were subsequently dropped when the father was reunited with the child and John and Yoko jetted off to Paris.
It's not the first time Lennon visited Mallorca, as he and the other three loveable Scouse mop-tops of The Beatles were on the island at the height of their fame in the 60's as our video shows.