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Random_Australian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 08:56 AM
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Nudist arrested for working as carpenter.
This is a copycat. I stole it from matcom.
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OAKLAND, Calif. --A carpenter who keeps his clothes clean by working in the nude was arrested after a client returned home early and found him building bookcases in the buff.

Percy Honniball, 50, was charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure this week for the October incident.

He told officers he stripped before crawling under the client's house to do electrical work because he didn't want to soil his clothes, police said.

Honniball said Thursday that working in the nude gave him a better range of motion and that a skilled craftsman can work clothing -- and injury -- free.

"In certain situations such as demolitions where you are smashing rock you want to be clothed and protected because this rock can harm you," he said.

Honniball was caught working naked in Berkeley three times in the last six years and put on probation for violating a city ordinance. Honniball said he doesn't plan to do work in his birthday suit again.

Police said he apologized to the startled homeowner, but was fired. The homeowner paid Honniball for the finished work, but deducted $200.

"He kept out that amount to change his locks," Oakland Police Officer Jesse Grant said.

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"That WAS your ASS. THIS is your ASS on crack!"
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 09:18 AM
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1. Well, that certainly brings new meaning to the phrase
"hows the hammer hanging?"
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 09:33 AM
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2. I call BS
I'm sorry. He didn't want to soil his clothes? They're his work clothes. In that line of work, or many others, you have heavy duty clothes to help protect you that you expect to get dirty. It's like a painter not having a set of painters pants, saying he wants to paint naked so he doesn't soil his clothes. BS.

Crawling under a house without clothes? You have NO idea what's under there, from glass to animals. Not wearing clothes is just ASKING to get hurt.

Sorry. If you want to be 'The Naked Carpenter' more power to you, but you've gotta be open about it to the peopel who are hiring you. I still think it's BS though. He just doesn't like wearing clothes. He should just be open about it.
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