The neighbor with no clothes on; police say no law broken

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    Mar 18, 2015 1:16 AM GMT
    If people keep looking at him knowing that he stands at his door naked, then they are the perverted ones. They should mind their own business. He probably would quit doing it, if he knew people were not paying any attention to him. But as long as they keep looking at him and he gets a reaction from them, he'll keep doing it for attention.

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/naked-neighbor-not-breaking-any-laws-police-say/560336/

  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 18, 2015 1:23 AM GMT
    As long as he stays on his property either inside his house or in the backyard, there isn't much that authorities can do. However if he is in his front yard or steps onto public right of way, than they can arrest him.
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    Mar 18, 2015 5:09 AM GMT

    ^Thank god someone from the south is coming to their senses, Virginia people paid a lot for fear, so did the innocent man


    Jury clears 'Naked Guy' at home of indecent exposure charge
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/07/AR2010040704537.html

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  • SilverRRCloud

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    Mar 18, 2015 6:07 AM GMT
    Weird as this all may be, the dude is right. If he wishes to hang out naked at HIS home, why should the law stop him?

    I work in Amsterdam for couple of weeks every year. Many Dutch homes facing the streets and canals do not have any curtains but rather large windows. People walk around naked in their homes sometimes, and if you care to look through their uncurtained windows, you can see them sometimes naked, too. No one ever thought that these people should be told to dress in their own homes. If anyone happens to be disturbed by anyone's being naked, they must not come to Amsterdamicon_biggrin.gif or they can look on the other side.

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    Mar 18, 2015 3:46 PM GMT
    If his neighbours doesn't want to see a naked man standing by his front door , they have to look elsewhere ..
    BTW , why are they looking at him , if it upset them .
  • FRE0

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    Mar 18, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
    The laws are different in different places. Back in the 1980s, a man in San Diego was found guilty of indecent exposure for exposing himself to women from his window. A coworker of mine was on the jury that convicted him. The man had been obviously trying to attract the attention of women by the way his was exposing himself, but avoided exposing himself to men. That is somewhat different from simply being naked and had that been the situation, perhaps there would have been no case.

    In the Fairfax case, the over-reaction of the police was inexcusable. There was no reason for the police to order him, at gunpoint, out of bed, for questioning. Surely they could have rung the doorbell at a time when he probably would have been home but not in bed and waited for him to come to the door. The proclivity of the police to over-react and use excessive force causes problems which could easily be avoided by more civilized behavior.

    It's interesting that a woman covered her seven year old son's head so that he would not see the naked man. I wonder exactly in what way she thought that the sight would damage him. A more rational approach would have been simply to point out to her son that such behavior was generally considered to be socially unacceptable.
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    Mar 19, 2015 5:12 AM GMT
    Why can't I ever get fun neighbors?
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    Mar 19, 2015 11:40 AM GMT
    So I guess a statue like "David" is obscene and Pornographic?
    And seeing the incidental nudity of a man in his home is more traumatic to a 7 year old boy, than seeing your mother flip him the bird?
    How convenient that it was the chief's wife...and the guy still has a legal bill of between 10K and 15K dollars.....not to mention his boss and landlord issues. I see a big lawsuit....
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    Mar 19, 2015 2:26 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidWhy can't I ever get fun neighbors?

    be nice to get an affirming neighborhood where the citizens are not inclined to wear clown uniforms on the way to work or nothing at all.
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    Mar 19, 2015 7:38 PM GMT
    Sporty_G saidSo I guess a statue like "David" is obscene and Pornographic?
    And seeing the incidental nudity of a man in his home is more traumatic to a 7 year old boy, than seeing your mother flip him the bird?
    How convenient that it was the chief's wife...and the guy still has a legal bill of between 10K and 15K dollars.....not to mention his boss and landlord issues. I see a big lawsuit....


    That reminds me of my experience many years ago in a Roman Catholic hospital. I was in an older wing that had not yet been air conditioned and the weather was very hot. I had nothing on from the waist up. When the Mother Superior walked in, she admonished me to cover up so that I'd be decent otherwise she would be unable to come in. I was tempted to point to the crucifix and say, "What about that?" but I restrained myself. Fortunately the nursing nuns were less inclined to see the human body as indecent.
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    Mar 19, 2015 7:48 PM GMT
    I'm kinda conflicted on this issue. Despite having belonged to gay naturist (nudist) organizations, so that I'm not a prude. I go to a legal public nude beach just north of Miami Beach, and clothing optional gay resorts.

    This guy may be inside his house, but publicly exposing himself at the open doorway? I have to question that.

    If the law technically doesn't prohibit it, then maybe the law needs to be revised. Of course, the trick is to define the law so that unintended exposure through open windows is not criminalized, and that may be the challenge. And why the current law doesn't prevent the actions of this apparent exhibitionist at his front door.
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    Mar 19, 2015 8:34 PM GMT
    Officer Jones answered the call about an elderly woman's neighbor who kept sunbathing nude in his back yard.

    He said "Mrs. Smith, please show me which window you can see him from your house through?"

    Mrs. Smith shows him the window. Officer Jones looks out and all he can see is the 6-foot tall privacy fence.
    "Mrs. Smith, you cannot see into you neighbors yard, much less know if he is naked or clothed..'

    "Yes, you can, if you stand on this footstool and crane your neck this way.."


    Pretty much sums up most reports of public nudity. icon_cool.gif