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.
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.