Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Moon over D.C..

Mooning deemed 'disgusting' but legal in Md.

Man who exposed his buttocks during an argument walks free ......

WASHINGTON - Acquitting a Germantown man who exposed his buttocks during an argument with a neighbor, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge ruled yesterday that mooning, while distasteful, is not illegal in Maryland.

"If exposure of half of the buttock constituted indecent exposure, any woman wearing a thong at the beach at Ocean City would be guilty," Judge John W. Debelius III said after the bench trial, reversing the ruling of a District Court judge.

Debelius made clear his disdain for the defendant, calling the alleged act "disgusting" and "demeaning." The outcome could have been different, he suggested, if the man had been on trial for "being a jerk."

Outside the Beltway linked with Saturday's OTB Caption Jam, Other Humor: Anechoic Room has discovered some Maryland Lunar-cy.


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