When we have to go outside to throw out the trash early in the morning, most of us don’t exactly try to make a fashion statement. However, one city government official in Kochi City seems to have been so careless about the way he looked that he skipped clothing altogether.
According to Kyodo News, on Monday, April 16th, a manager in the Property Policy Division of Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, was arrested for indecent exposure because he was walking in the streets entirely in the buff. Admitting to the charge, the man said that he was taking out the trash, adding: “it was too much trouble to put on clothes.”
A police stakeout to confirm eyewitness reports
The man is suspected of leaving his apartment in his birthday suit at 6:20 AM and walking down the street in the direction of the trash collection spot. Responding to eyewitness reports which began coming in several months prior to the incident that “around 6:30 in the morning, there is a man walking in the streets completely naked,”
Kochi City Police staked out his apartment and directly confirmed the indecent exposure.
According to city officials, the man was “very serious-minded and never caused any problems.”
In Japan, public nudity is only allowed in very limited cases such as public baths. Unfortunately for this city official, taking out the morning trash is not one of them…