Trending: Naked in Your Backyard – Should Neighbors Get a Say

This Illinois man is suing his neighbor for calling the cops on him.

By Joseph Hosey

MOKENA, IL — A man who triumphed in court after he was charged with walking around his yard naked has struck back at the neighbor he allegedly alarmed and disturbed with his nudity.

Richard Ermel filed his lawsuit against neighbor Nora Facko in Will County court. Ermel accused Facko of malicious prosecution, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The Mokena police arrested Ermel, 60, on a charge of disorderly conduct after he "walked around naked in the yard" of his Elm Avenue home in May, according to court papers.

Facko, 59, allegedly saw Ermel and his state of undress was enough to "alarm and disturb" her, the papers said.

But in December, Will County Judge Cory Lund found Ermel innocent of the charge before his attorney even went through the trouble of putting on a defense.

In his lawsuit, Ermel said Facko "acted maliciously and without probable cause," and that she knew the "allegations she made against (him) were false."
Jordan S. Zoot March 03, 2014 at 04:19 PM
Great the return of the angry inch
Mac March 15, 2014 at 05:06 PM
I think you're right Grumpy Old Man - isn't this site, Fredericksburg, the home of nude church praying? - apparently these residents will go to any length to let it all hang out - surf's up - bless you son
Gary Smith March 16, 2014 at 06:30 PM
The judge is obviously a pervert, protecting another pervert. And this man that flaunts his nudism in other people's faces (for kicks no doubt)would have gotten a bust in the mouth from my father, with three young daughters to protect. The judge should DIE OF SHAME. Terri: If you prefer to live in the shroud of puritanical righteousness, that's your problem. To say the judge is a pervert, shows where the real perversion lies. Of course his nudity was for his enjoyment, he didn't ask anyone to join him on his property. And as for your dad, in my neighborhood, his attempt to strike out would have landed him (at best) laid up in a hospital bed or, more appropriately, lain out in a coffin. And the daughters who were taught to be ashamed of their bodies and that nudity is dirty, they remain the women that epitomizes the ideal sexually-repressed women in society
rubberband March 16, 2014 at 06:35 PM
Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day....Wear a kilt. Live a little. Lighten up a bit. Life is so very, very, VERY short. A bit O' nekkidness won't kill ya.


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