Naked crime - news report
Man Arrested For Being Naked In Own Kitchen
An American man who brewed coffee naked in his own kitchen is facing indecent exposure charges and could be jailed.
Eric Williamson, 29, from Virginia, insists he has done nothing wrong and any exposure of his private parts was purely accidental.
Williamson was making coffee in the buff at 5.30am when a woman and her seven-year-old son walked past his kitchen window in Springfield.
The woman then called the police.
Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Mary Ann Jennings said the woman claimed Williamson then moved and exposed himself again through a large front window.
In his defence, Williamson said: "I'm by myself. So I come down here - the roommates are gone, and it's my house.
"I never had a conversation with anyone, never saw anyone. Didn't cross my mind, came and got coffee. I mean if I stood and seemed comfortable in my kitchen possibly it's natural. It's my kitchen."
Williamson, who is the father of a five-year-old girl, continued: "I am a loving dad. Any of my friends... and anyone knows that.
"And there is not a chance on this planet that I would ever, ever do anything like that to a kid."
Trial lawyer Dickson Young, who is not connected with the case, explained that "in order for it to be a crime, they have to prove - the state and police - have to prove that he knew those people were there when he was standing there.
"The statute requires an intentional display of your private parts. So if you are occasionally displaying them, accidentally displaying them, inadvertently displaying them it's not a crime."
Ms Jennings said the police would not pursue a case based on inadvertent exposure. The charge is a misdemeanour punishable by up to a year in jail.
Source: Sky News
What is your opinion? Could the same thing happen in Spain?
I wonder what would have happened if it had been the other way round. Imagine it was the man who saw the woman walking naked around her home. Who would they have arrested?
She was apparently taking a shortcut through his yard. Shouldn't she be arrested for trespassing?
Another point to think about - it's OK in the USA to shoot somebody on your private property.
I have a neighbour who lives in the building in front of me. She likes to stand at her window for much of the day and see what is happening on the street. She also likes to stare at me; I have no privacy in my own home! Could she report me for indecent exposure? She really annoys me. What would you do if you were me?
This story reminded me of another one in the UK where a man attempted to walk the length of the country naked. He came to be known as the Naked Rambler. Read article 1 , article 2 and article 3 to get an idea of the story. He even has his own webpage.