A Myanmar newspaper says authorities have arrested an American man who allegedly swam across a lake and snuck into the lakeside home of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Myanma Ahlin newspaper says in its Thursday edition that police fished the man out of Yangon’s Inya Lake on Wednesday while he was returning from the visit.

The newspaper gave no details of the man’s identity or motives. The report says he confessed to swimming across the lake Sunday evening, sneaking into Suu Kyi’s residence and then returning late Tuesday before being spotted and arrested early Wednesday.

– Extracted from “Myanmar newspaper says American arrested”, Associated Press, 7 May 2009. Thanks to Dylan Grey for pointing out this intriguing story.

Update: The New York Times has many more details.