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2018-09-19 11:00:50 AM  
I'm with the naked guy.  Many's the time I've wanted to take out my trash without getting dressed (or touching myself inappropriately).  I guess I could move to Europe except they've forbidden me to come back...
 
2018-09-19 11:34:18 AM  
Yeah, it's kind of weird.  But his cockscomb and goldenrod are really something to behold.
 
2018-09-19 11:35:17 AM  
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2018-09-19 11:39:46 AM  
FTFA: "'I am not one of those people who have concerns because it is their way of life, and it is on their property and I know it is legal,' Molly Merritt told WPBF. "

Typical American. What would his reaction be if it was illegal? Would he have a problem then? Why? What does it matter whether it is legal or illegal?

/The USA doesn't do morality
//It does legality
 
2018-09-19 11:42:08 AM  
The cop told him "I can clearly see your nuts"
 
2018-09-19 11:42:19 AM  
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2018-09-19 11:43:02 AM  
Once Kavanaugh is shot down, this guy sounds like the best candidate for Trump to endorse for SCOTUS.
 
2018-09-19 11:44:02 AM  
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2018-09-19 11:44:09 AM  
I wish my female neighbors did their gardening naked. It would save me from using my binoculars to look into their windows.
 
2018-09-19 11:44:31 AM  
Hope he doesn't have any venus fly traps... O_O
 
2018-09-19 11:45:05 AM  

DerAppie: FTFA: "'I am not one of those people who have concerns because it is their way of life, and it is on their property and I know it is legal,' Molly Merritt told WPBF. "

Typical American. What would his reaction be if it was illegal? Would he have a problem then? Why? What does it matter whether it is legal or illegal?

/The USA doesn't do morality
//It does legality


I believe the point is that she acknowledges that they differ on the morality of walking around naked, but she's disappointed she can't use the law to impose her morality on him. That's how you do it in American.
 
2018-09-19 11:46:12 AM  
I need a picture of the offender to determine how outraged I am.
 
2018-09-19 11:46:33 AM  

DerAppie: FTFA: "'I am not one of those people who have concerns because it is their way of life, and it is on their property and I know it is legal,' Molly Merritt told WPBF. "

Typical American. What would his reaction be if it was illegal? Would he have a problem then? Why? What does it matter whether it is legal or illegal?

/The USA doesn't do morality
//It does legality


and whose morality shall we abide by? Yours? The dude down the street? The crazy guy yelling at a wall?

America does freedom, letting people do what they want as much as possible.
If you don't like it, there are plenty of countries who restrict freedoms as much as they can that would be glad to have you.
 
2018-09-19 11:46:50 AM  
Hey, at least he doesn't have to worry about getting grease out of his clothes after working on the car.
 
2018-09-19 11:47:26 AM  
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2018-09-19 11:51:15 AM  
Learned something new on Fark today. Didn't know one is allowed to be outside, nude while on one's own property.

What if I have visitors on my yard? Can they be naked too and not get in trouble?


but, yeah, kids shouldn't be seeing this. That one neighbor is right about that.
 
2018-09-19 11:51:44 AM  

Gleeman: Hey, at least he doesn't have to worry about getting grease out of his clothes after working on the car.


And, it would be pretty easy to tell if he were touching himself inappropriately.
 
2018-09-19 11:51:49 AM  
I used to have neighbors like that but they kept it behind a tall fence, The only way anyone knew about it was if they accepted an invitation to visit for afternoon cocktails.  Nope, I never did.  Definitely not the people I wanted to see unclothed.
 
2018-09-19 11:54:42 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: I'm with the naked guy.  Many's the time I've wanted to take out my trash without getting dressed (or touching myself inappropriately).  I guess I could move to Europe except they've forbidden me to come back...


Yup.  I wouldn't want to garden in the nude, but for a quick running the trash out, getting the newspaper or the like, why should you have to dress?

steklo: I wish my female neighbors did their gardening naked. It would save me from using my binoculars to look into their windows.


The property behind us seems to be used as a short term rental so it has a variety of occupants.  We have new owners to the west, I have yet to see the wife.  Nobody else around is worth looking at.
 
2018-09-19 11:54:53 AM  
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2018-09-19 11:56:33 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: Gleeman: Hey, at least he doesn't have to worry about getting grease out of his clothes after working on the car.

And, it would be pretty easy to tell if he were touching himself inappropriately.


If he's greased up, anything is appropriate.
 
2018-09-19 11:57:05 AM  
The hose is always over the top.
 
2018-09-19 11:59:10 AM  

steklo: but, yeah, kids shouldn't be seeing this. That one neighbor is right about that.


why?  most kids would just point and laugh
 
2018-09-19 12:00:26 PM  
Just watch out for the neighbor's dog...

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2018-09-19 12:03:08 PM  
The chief told me if you can't reach the fire, reel out more hose.
 
2018-09-19 12:03:46 PM  

mrsleep: DerAppie:

America does freedom, letting people do what they want as much as possible.
If you don't like it, there are plenty of countries who restrict freedoms as much as they can that would be glad to have you.


Pretending for a second this is true (which it isn't, by any stretch of the imagination) and ignoring the weird 'morality' spin of the other poster, what about the freedom to not have to see some naked weirdo across the street while on your own property? It's hard to say if this is a case of some neighbour spotting the guy in his backyard in the buff from their 2nd floor window, or if he's on the front lawn in full view. If it's the latter it should really fall under public decency laws.
 
2018-09-19 12:04:40 PM  

Loren: The property behind us seems to be used as a short term rental so it has a variety of occupants.


My back yard neighbor's house is the same. It's a rental. The couple that was their last year were very nice and friendly.

A new family moved in recently and they are noisy, loud and obnoxious. They hold parties in the back yard now and are rude. I actually had to go climb my fence and ask them to lower their music once. They were nice about it though but still, it's annoying when they host parties back there.

Recently, though (because I am a very nosy person) I find myself looking into their widows as I pass by my window. Lately though I've caught them trying to look into my window.

One of their windows has a cloth shade that's conveniently pulled to one side and on more then one occasion, I see someone's head looking through. The only thing out their window is my house though...So it makes me wonder what they are doing. Next time i see them looking, should I wave?
 
2018-09-19 12:06:01 PM  

adj_m: mrsleep: DerAppie:

America does freedom, letting people do what they want as much as possible.
If you don't like it, there are plenty of countries who restrict freedoms as much as they can that would be glad to have you.

Pretending for a second this is true (which it isn't, by any stretch of the imagination) and ignoring the weird 'morality' spin of the other poster, what about the freedom to not have to see some naked weirdo across the street while on your own property? It's hard to say if this is a case of some neighbour spotting the guy in his backyard in the buff from their 2nd floor window, or if he's on the front lawn in full view. If it's the latter it should really fall under public decency laws.


Or the freedom not to have an R-rated movie playing in your neighborhood theater?  Or the freedom to discriminate against other races?  Or the freedom to refuse service to gays?

Freedom isn't free with that logic... literally...
 
2018-09-19 12:06:49 PM  

King Something: 🍄


Since there's no pic of said proud hose owner in TFA, I don't think the bell warning is warranted.
 
2018-09-19 12:08:56 PM  
On one hand, I'm sure these people are not attractive at all.

On the other hand, I do so enjoy seeing a busybody be told that her complaints are not as important as she thinks.
 
2018-09-19 12:09:30 PM  

mrsleep: DerAppie: FTFA: "'I am not one of those people who have concerns because it is their way of life, and it is on their property and I know it is legal,' Molly Merritt told WPBF. "

Typical American. What would his reaction be if it was illegal? Would he have a problem then? Why? What does it matter whether it is legal or illegal?

/The USA doesn't do morality
//It does legality

and whose morality shall we abide by? Yours? The dude down the street? The crazy guy yelling at a wall?


That isn't the point. (S)he could have stopped at "I am not one of those people who have concerns because it is their way of life, and it is on their property" and it would be clear that (s)he doesn't care. The legality should have no bearing on whether someone cares or not.

America does freedom, letting people do what they want as much as possible.
If you don't like it, there are plenty of countries who restrict freedoms as much as they can that would be glad to have you.


What has freedom to do with it a society deciding things are moral or immoral based on legality? Immoral behaviour doesn't need to be illegal. There are a lot of things that I consider to be "wrong" but which affect no one to any mentionable degree so they shouldn't be illegal. It is very literally not my problem. My concern is with the person from TFA (at least partially) deciding whether (s)he has concerns with the nudity based on legality.

Things aren't moral because they are legal and things aren't immoral because they are illegal. If you have concerns about someone's actions because the actions are illegal rather than the consequences of the actions, then you might be an idiot.

I still wonder if the person would have had concerns if it was illegal.
 
2018-09-19 12:11:33 PM  

SirBarsalot: I used to have neighbors like that but they kept it behind a tall fence, The only way anyone knew about it was if they accepted an invitation to visit for afternoon cocktails.  Nope, I never did.  Definitely not the people I wanted to see unclothed.


Little known fact:  The actor who played Wilson on Home Improvementplayed the role naked from the waist down during most episodes.
 
2018-09-19 12:15:31 PM  
Really now, if man were meant to be nude, he'd have been born that way.
 
2018-09-19 12:30:21 PM  

Nick Nostril: Little known fact: The actor who played Wilson on Home Improvement played the role naked from the waist down during most episodes.


here's another little known fact....

I had a crush on the mom on that show.
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2018-09-19 12:32:26 PM  

steklo: Nick Nostril: Little known fact: The actor who played Wilson on Home Improvement played the role naked from the waist down during most episodes.

here's another little known fact....

I had a crush on the mom on that show.
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Scintillating.
 
2018-09-19 12:45:01 PM  

mrsleep: DerAppie: FTFA: "'I am not one of those people who have concerns because it is their way of life, and it is on their property and I know it is legal,' Molly Merritt told WPBF. "

Typical American. What would his reaction be if it was illegal? Would he have a problem then? Why? What does it matter whether it is legal or illegal?

/The USA doesn't do morality
//It does legality

and whose morality shall we abide by? Yours? The dude down the street? The crazy guy yelling at a wall?

America does freedom, letting people do what they want as much as possible.
If you don't like it, there are plenty of countries who restrict freedoms as much as they can that would be glad to have you.


Well, except for differing ethic groups at every point throughout your country's past.
And the people in the most overcrowded prison system in the world, mainly there to maximize profits, probably don't feel that way.
And those being denied civil rights by not having interlocking genitals.
And I'm not sure everyone getting compulsory groping sessions from the TSA, because you're terrified of the browns, would agree.
Or those denied voting rights by systemic attempts to disenfranchise them wouldn't be free necessarily, just locked into a system they now no longer have the ability to change.
Or victims of "extraordinary rendition" (ffs guys), thrown into Guantanamo Bay to rot for decades, might disagree with your assertion.
And victims of the many provisions in the Patriot Act, such as those compelled to have their phone records stored against their will, may have a different opinion.

But, you get to shoot up schools with automatic rifles and fly Confederate flags, so it all evens out?
 
2018-09-19 12:57:59 PM  
This is Merica. You could always move.
 
2018-09-19 01:01:23 PM  
Really though, if I was totally sure no one could see me or cared nude gardening sounds pretty awesome. Get free
 
2018-09-19 01:01:53 PM  

steklo: Loren: The property behind us seems to be used as a short term rental so it has a variety of occupants.

My back yard neighbor's house is the same. It's a rental. The couple that was their last year were very nice and friendly.

A new family moved in recently and they are noisy, loud and obnoxious. They hold parties in the back yard now and are rude. I actually had to go climb my fence and ask them to lower their music once. They were nice about it though but still, it's annoying when they host parties back there.

Recently, though (because I am a very nosy person) I find myself looking into their widows as I pass by my window. Lately though I've caught them trying to look into my window.

One of their windows has a cloth shade that's conveniently pulled to one side and on more then one occasion, I see someone's head looking through. The only thing out their window is my house though...So it makes me wonder what they are doing. Next time i see them looking, should I wave?


Dude, with the stories you've told on this site. If you were my neighbor I would totally be watching you.  Better then your average reality show I'm sure.
 
2018-09-19 01:23:43 PM  

steklo: One of their windows has a cloth shade that's conveniently pulled to one side and on more then one occasion, I see someone's head looking through. The only thing out their window is my house though...So it makes me wonder what they are doing. Next time i see them looking, should I wave?


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2018-09-19 01:25:30 PM  
Had a naked pool party once. Cops got called by neighbor two doors down.
Fark: privacy fence all around.
 
2018-09-19 01:30:42 PM  

steklo: Learned something new on Fark today. Didn't know one is allowed to be outside, nude while on one's own property.

What if I have visitors on my yard? Can they be naked too and not get in trouble?


but, yeah, kids shouldn't be seeing this. That one neighbor is right about that.


It depends on where you live. Some counties in FL allow it, some do not.
 
2018-09-19 01:32:36 PM  

steklo: Learned something new on Fark today. Didn't know one is allowed to be outside, nude while on one's own property.

What if I have visitors on my yard? Can they be naked too and not get in trouble?


but, yeah, kids shouldn't be seeing this. That one neighbor is right about that.


Depends on local law.  For example, California state doesn't have any prohibition on public nudity except at beaches (which is, of course, where nudity would make the most sense, but whatever).  LA County doesn't either, but almost every city in LA does.  So, people can so-called "free hike" in unincorporated County lands as long as they are dressed when they're on city lands.
 
2018-09-19 01:36:37 PM  

no_tan_lines: steklo: Learned something new on Fark today. Didn't know one is allowed to be outside, nude while on one's own property.

What if I have visitors on my yard? Can they be naked too and not get in trouble?


but, yeah, kids shouldn't be seeing this. That one neighbor is right about that.

It depends on where you live. Some counties in FL allow it, some do not.


Name checks out.
 
2018-09-19 01:40:17 PM  
"I am not one of those people who have concerns because it is their way of life, and it is on their property and I know it is legal," Molly Merritt told WPBF.

How you doin?
 
2018-09-19 01:49:06 PM  
I don't care if my kids see a naked person. I would be bothered if it affected the resale value of my house, though.
 
2018-09-19 01:53:11 PM  

Prince George: Dude, with the stories you've told on this site. If you were my neighbor I would totally be watching you.


In reality I am very boring and keep to myself, most of the time. I've been living in my neighborhood now, since 2009 and I still can't remember my neighbor's names.

I actually blend in nicely with normal folks. I lead a normal boring life, except for Thursday nights when It's band rehearsal night. That's when the real me comes out. Good thing I rehearse in a different town.
 
2018-09-19 01:58:58 PM  

bigfatbuddhist: adj_m: mrsleep: DerAppie:

America does freedom, letting people do what they want as much as possible.
If you don't like it, there are plenty of countries who restrict freedoms as much as they can that would be glad to have you.

Pretending for a second this is true (which it isn't, by any stretch of the imagination) and ignoring the weird 'morality' spin of the other poster, what about the freedom to not have to see some naked weirdo across the street while on your own property? It's hard to say if this is a case of some neighbour spotting the guy in his backyard in the buff from their 2nd floor window, or if he's on the front lawn in full view. If it's the latter it should really fall under public decency laws.

Or the freedom not to have an R-rated movie playing in your neighborhood theater?  Or the freedom to discriminate against other races?  Or the freedom to refuse service to gays?

Freedom isn't free with that logic... literally...


What do any of those things have to do with having to see some nasty old guys taint while he trims the hedges, when you're sitting on your own front porch? It's a question of whos 'freedom' is more reasonable. Is someones right to flash a person greater than that persons right to not be flashed?

He can choose to put on some shorts when visible in public, other people can't choose to not see him.
 
2018-09-19 02:06:55 PM  

adj_m: bigfatbuddhist: adj_m: mrsleep: DerAppie:

America does freedom, letting people do what they want as much as possible.
If you don't like it, there are plenty of countries who restrict freedoms as much as they can that would be glad to have you.

Pretending for a second this is true (which it isn't, by any stretch of the imagination) and ignoring the weird 'morality' spin of the other poster, what about the freedom to not have to see some naked weirdo across the street while on your own property? It's hard to say if this is a case of some neighbour spotting the guy in his backyard in the buff from their 2nd floor window, or if he's on the front lawn in full view. If it's the latter it should really fall under public decency laws.

Or the freedom not to have an R-rated movie playing in your neighborhood theater?  Or the freedom to discriminate against other races?  Or the freedom to refuse service to gays?

Freedom isn't free with that logic... literally...

What do any of those things have to do with having to see some nasty old guys taint while he trims the hedges, when you're sitting on your own front porch? It's a question of whos 'freedom' is more reasonable. Is someones right to flash a person greater than that persons right to not be flashed?

He can choose to put on some shorts when visible in public, other people can't choose to not see him.


If you don't know what one has to do with the other, you are part of the problem.  You want the right to make him act differently.  Fundies never get that.
 
2018-09-19 02:10:39 PM  

adj_m: What do any of those things have to do with having to see some nasty old guys taint while he trims the hedges, when you're sitting on your own front porch? It's a question of whos 'freedom' is more reasonable. Is someones right to flash a person greater than that persons right to not be flashed?

He can choose to put on some shorts when visible in public, other people can't choose to not see him.


From the standpoint of a legal philosophy, the question becomes whether or not the injury suffered by being forced to wear clothes is greater than or less than the injury suffered by seeing someone naked.

State of dress is commonly accepted (at least in the US) as an expression of first amendment rights and thus is heavily protected; restrictions on it tend to require sufficient potential for injury (especially to the individual) to override the injury inflicted by violating the right.  Now, in general, America also has a significant Puritanical (in the religious sense) streak, which means that nudity in and of itself is often devalued pro forma.

But, realistically, the harm suffered for having to see someone naked is minimal.  While some individuals may experience specific trauma due to specific circumstances, the average citizen will simply be offended.  Personal offense is generally not sufficient an injury to justify restrictions on personal freedoms; again, in America, sexual organs and nudity are almost the only specific examples where the contrary is often held, and they are obvious in the exception.

The notion that you or anyone else - even children - is actually significantly harmed by happening to see someone else's genitals is really pretty absurd if you approach it honestly.  In fact, it's pretty simple to prove the opposite: that such prudish behavior and attitudes about the human body and sex in specific tend to cause psychological and social problems for children during development.  But that Puritan streak runs deep, and I don't expect any major changes to American social mores any time soon.
 
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