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Residents are in an uproar that their neighbour does his gardening in the nude.

People living in the city of Stuart in Florida, US have reported their scantily-dressed neighbour to the police but there is nothing much the officials can do.

“I came out Sunday night to put the trash out, and I look over and he is bent over, winding up his hose, and I’m like that is my view of the neighborhood,” Melissa Ny told WBPFNews.

“He works on his car, and he does it naked and everyone has called the police, he is just out there doing his yard work, whatever he needs to do outside, naked,” says Ny.

“Have some respect for the neighbourhood kids. Kids catch the bus here. It’s wrong,” says Charlie Estes, a local resident.

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The Naked Gardener. Photos via WBPF-News.

 

Is It Illegal?

While many of the residents have complained to the local police, deputies say that as long as he isn’t touching himself inappropriately, there is nothing they can do since he is on his own property.

“I have seen these people stand on their front step, buck naked, both of them, and talk to a police officer, sheriff department. The sheriff’s department told me to turn my head,” says Mr Estes.

However Fox News has reported that Martin County Sheriff William Snyder was currently in the process of obtaining a warrant to arrest the man if he is spotted in the nude again.

“We may have a case since he’s in the front yard,” Sheriff Snyder said.

However this possibility of arrest will only happen if the nude gardener persists with his behaviour.

However, one neighbour didn’t have a problem with the nudie gardener.

“I am not one of those people who have concerns because it is their way of life, and it is on their property and I know it is legal,” says Molly Merritt.

The nudist declined to be interviewed saying that he and his family are private people.

“If they are private, why are your privates on display. That is not private at all, that is very public,” says Ny.

  • He must think he is good enough to look at – can’t imagine anybody doing gardening in the nude – too dangerous.

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  • Show me a photo of what he looks like in his birthday suit and I will let you know whether I would like him next door to me. te he. I bet it is not the rippled 6 pack guy above the story :-(
    Seriously though this is not a thing to be happening in full view in a neighbourhood and I would have thought there would be laws against it : BUT Doh we are talking about the US. Oh consider the children please.

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  • If he is in his backyard that wouldn’t be a problem. Being out the front when there is a possibility of children seeing him is not good though

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  • I think there should be a little respect for people and small children that should be considered. I guess what he does in his own home is his business, but on display… it’s no cool or OK.

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  • Maybe he should build a big wall around his home so no one will see him!! Then they will complain the wall is ugly!! You have to go with the law with this one unfortunately for the neighbours.

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  • Yes it says the scantily dressed neighbour was reported, in which case officials can’t do much. But when they are buck naked for every one to see in their frontyard, it becomes a slightly different story in my opinion. Interesting to see if they can make it a case.

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  • In the beginning of the article it stated he was scantily dressed. If he is nude he is not scantily dressed. If he wants to do it behind a fence fair enough. In the front yard behind bushes isn’t as bad as being in full view to the rest of the general public. It won’t be good if a driver going past is distracted and has an accident as a result.


    • I actually picked up on the scantily-dressed part as well Blossom.

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  • Glad they aren’t my neighbours.


    • Yes, I’m glad he isn’t my neighbour too. Some of my kids would find it probably interesting though…

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