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Police: No laws broken by man standing in doorway naked


A Charlotte, North Carolina man has the habit of standing at this front door naked and his neighbors have put up with it for nearly ten years. Although the police have been contacted numerous times, the man’s odd behavior continues.

WNEM reported that residents of the Cardinal Glen neighborhood are fed up with the man, but police say he is not doing anything against the law. Neighbors have stated that the man opens his door with no clothes on and they are disgusted and mad.

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“I was out rolling the trash can on Friday and I just happened to look over there and he was standing there buck naked,” neighbor Pecolia Threatt said. “It’s not good to have people walking around here naked like that a grown man like that with all these kids out here you know.”

Adrienna Harris said she has called the police on many occasions. “My daughter grew up in this neighborhood. Even this week, when she was home from spring break, she would call me at work and say ‘Mom, I’m getting ready to go outside, but let me check if he’s out there first.’ That’s how bad it is in the neighborhood.”

According to WBTV, a spokeswoman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed that officers were called to the man’s home on Friday. “Since it is not a criminal incident, it was documented in the ‘call for service’ but there is no report,” she said.

The spokeswoman added that officers confirmed with the magistrate that the incident did not rise to a level of a charge, since the man was on his own property. “After consulting with the magistrate and Police Attorney, unless he is outside of his home, he cannot be charged,” she said. Officials are looking into “additional options” to help rectify the issue.

North Carolina law states a person can only be charged with indecent exposure if they “willfully expose the private parts of his or her person in any public place and in the presence of any other person or persons.”

Parents in the neighborhood are coming together to change that law in order to protect their children.

“I don’t let them go outside and play,” Harris said. “I have to keep them inside the house because that’s really inappropriate for young kids to see stuff like that.”

“What is happening in this particular neighborhood is making it difficult for people and adjoining neighbors to have the quiet enjoyment of their homes,” said Greg Phipps, City Council Member for District Four.

Phipps and other city leaders have stated that residents do have the option of filing a complaint with the homeowners association, which prohibits nuisance activity on a property

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