Man Charged For Wearing 'Frilly Woman's Pants' In Public
A man caught lying in the open wearing just "frilly woman's pants" in a known gay cruising spot has been charged with committing and act of indecency.
STV reports that Brian Bone, 50, was spied by police near a reservoir in Stirling wearing the revealing underwear.
PC Greg McKenzie told Stirling Sheriff Court that the police were aware that the area was known to be a place where men went to meet other men.
"We turned round a corner and this is where we observed Mr Bone. He was sat on a small clearing laid out on a rug," he said.
"We first thought he was completely naked but I noticed he was wearing what appeared to be women's underpants and they had his buttocks exposed."
Community officer Steven Scott, who was also at the scene, said: "We saw Mr Bone lying on the rug. His underpants appeared to be female's as they were frilly. The way he was posed, I thought he was there for sexual activity."
But Bone denied the charge.
"I had been sunbathing there for about two years. I had extensive building work done in my garden, so I found it much nicer to head up there because it was nice and quiet," he said.
"I was led to believe this was where men arranged to meet for sex but I had never seen it happening. There was nothing sexual about me going there though. I would just go up for a couple of hours and sunbathe on my own."
Sheriff Wyllie Robertson found Bone guilty and fined him £500.