This Naked Gardener Went a Little Too Far with Chain Saw

We believe in being free to be you and me: But chain sawing in the buff? It boggles the mind, not to mention endangers the body.

When we heard about the Knoxville, Tenn., man who was arrested for chain sawing his tree in the nude, we thought, “What was this guy thinking?” Didn’t he know World Naked Gardening Day is in May?

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the neighbor who called the cops was thinking she’d had enough of this 46-year-old man performing yard work naked for all the world — and the neighborhood kids — to see. But we can’t imagine why any home owner would think operating a chain saw without at least protective goggles (no less protective pants) is a good idea.

Of course, we’re glad Mr. Nudist is maintaining his property: He’s mowed his lawn au naturel, too. But we’re not sure his naked self is doing much for his home’s curb appeal, not to mention neighbor relations.

Would you call the police if your neighbor were chain-sawing nude?