No To Naked Drive-ThrusJanuary 13, 2012 No Comments
A man who went through several drive-thrus naked has lost his challenge to Canada’s public nudity laws.
Brian Coldin owns a naturalist resort nearby to where the incidents took place and obviously didn’t bother to dress before going out. He sees being naked in public as a form of protest, such as the Naked Bike Ride that takes place every year. He did also claim that he was wearing a towel across his lap during one of the incidents.
He was hoping to win on the basis of nudity being a “protected form of expression.”
But the law, where it is “illegal to be nude in a public place, or while on private property but exposed to public view,” was upheld.
He has been fined and placed on three years probation.
What do you think, should we be a bit more lenient in incidents like this? One incident involved in the case, in a park, is a different story.
But naked in a drive-thru? He was in his car after all, and not walking through the mall. Laws are there to keep some kind of order, but maybe we need to loosen up a bit. If I was the one working at the drive-thru, I wouldn’t have called the cops, I would’ve just smiled, taken a peek, and carried on.
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