Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Skirting the law

We may not know what a Scotsman wears under his kilt, but the town officials of Clinton, Louisiana, say what they see is too much.

Jay Herrod mows lawns in a skirt. He says he wears the garment because he gets heat rash and "it allows that area to breathe and, uh, wearing a skirt on the mower allows the sweat to evaporate."

Herrod's landscaping customers aren't complaining.

"He cuts the yard in a hurry. He does a good job," Carline Kimbro says. "I don't have any problems. That's what I was interested in. I don't pay attention to what he wears."

But the town alderman in this northern Louisiana town do.

The municipal authorities have cited Herrod for indecency in violation of a "no sagging pants" ordinance. He says the rule shouldn't apply to him because of his medical condition and has a doctor's note to prove it.

"I've had some women say I have nice looking legs, "Herrod says with a laugh."For a man, I know, I'm the only guy in East Feliciana Parish that wears a skirt. That's a known fact."

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