Glenoaks Boulevard pedestrians don't typically attract much attention, but a man walking down the street Saturday wearing a friar's habit and a tonsure haircut sure did.
The tonsure, or "Friar Tuck" haircut was the final piece of Charlie Schroeder's historical reenactment this weekend, which garnered jokes about how cold his head was and tears from his wife.
"I walked in and she started crying from shock," Schroeder said. "And yes, she knows I'm crazy."
Schroeder's reenactment of an 18th century friar's walk between the San Gabriel Mission Arcángel to San Fernando Mission Rey de España, a distance of 26.7 miles, is the culmination of a year of research for his first book about the past 2,000 years of Western civilization.
The book, scheduled to come out in May 2012, has taken Schroeder across the country to dress as a Roman Legionnaire to invade Britannia in AD 43 and fight alongside 1,251 soldiers in the largest Civil War battle reenactment.