September 23, 2009

Man cited for naked gardening

Police in Texas said a 71-year-old man seen gardening nude in his back yard was cited for disorderly conduct.

A police report said a Fort Worth deputy city marshal on bike patrol spotted the man working in his yard Sunday while wearing nothing but his shoes, the Fort Worth Star-Tribune reported Wednesday.

The report said the man dropped his weed trimmer when he noticed the deputy and ran inside his house. The deputy asked the man to come back outside, and he re-emerged wearing a pair of shorts.

The deputy issued the man a citation for the Class C misdemeanor after checking the man's record to ensure he was not registered as a sex offender.