A Cincinnati man is in trouble — for exposing his breasts.
"He's a guy. He's real tall, and he's got a full set of breasts," prosecutor Kevin Donovan told a courtroom Tuesday, according to the Cincinnati Post.
Jerome Mason, 23, six feet tall and 200 pounds, was charged with indecent exposure after going topless on a city street early in the morning of April 22.
"This complaint is based on Arrested exposed his breasts in public," the police report states.
It's not clear whether Mason's "full set" came about naturally or artificially.
In a medical condition called gynecomastia (search), men grow female-shaped breasts; however, a series of mug shots of Mason posted on WCPO-TV's Web site shows the arrested man's hair gradually growing longer and more feminine, culminating in a chin-length bob.
Whatever the size or shape of Mason's breasts, he shouldn't have been arrested, argued defense attorney Michael Welsh.
"It's not illegal for a man to expose his breasts," Welsh told the court. "It's also not even technically illegal for a woman to expose her breasts [in public]."
Welsh may be right — a 1990 Cincinnati municipal court ruling established that breasts, male or female, are not "private parts" under Ohio decency law.
In any case, Mason, who faces 30 days in jail, seems to have less trouble showing his chest than showing his face.
He skipped Tuesday's court hearing, and has blown off two meetings with Welsh to approve the attorney as his appointed defender.
"At this moment, I am not his lawyer," Welsh admitted. "He sets an appointment and just doesn't show up."
— Thanks to Out There reader Michael O.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — A man who rescued a swimmer caught in swirling river currents found himself in trouble soon afterward when he was arrested by authorities who claimed he was interfering.
Dave Newman, 48, disobeyed repeated orders by emergency personnel to leave the water, police said. He was charged with interfering with public duties.
"I was amazed," Newman said Monday after his release on $2,000 bail. "I had a very uncomfortable night after saving that guy's life. He thanked me for it in front of the police, and then they took me to jail."
Abed Duamni, 35, of Houston, said he had just finished eating at a restaurant Sunday when he decided to go for a swim in the San Marcos River (search). Duamni said he didn't see any signs warning swimmers of dangerous currents.
Newman said he pulled Duamni out of the water, swimming under a waterfall and over to the shore opposite from the restaurant. He could hear law enforcement personnel telling him to come back to the other side.
According to police, Newman smirked and seemed annoyed by officers' requests. He stood in the water for about 15 seconds before swimming downstream.
"When he came across the river, the officer stuck out his hand like he's going to help him out of the water, and he put cuffs on him," said witness John Parnell, pastor of St. Augustine Old Roman Catholic Church in Fort Worth.
— Thanks to Out There reader Sandy D.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Surfers trying to find the barbecue chain Sticky Fingers on the Internet no longer face the possibility of ending up at a much saucier Web site.
The Charleston company spent $6,000 to buy the address www.stickyfingers.com from a site offering pornography.
"Now we don't have to talk to angry customers calling, thinking we're perverts," said Jeff Goldstein, one of three men who own the 15-restaurant chain in the Carolinas, Florida and Tennessee.
During the 10 years the restaurant tried to buy the domain name, the company received a couple of calls a day from upset people who found porn instead of ribs and sauce, Goldstein said.
Since taking over the address, site visits have more than quadrupled and online sales have doubled, co-owner Chad Walldorf said.
— Thanks to Out There reader Robin M.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The body of rabid Pittsburgh Steelers (search) fan James Henry Smith, who died Thursday, was laid out this week in what his family said was his favorite spot — a recliner with the Steelers on the television.
Smith, 55, of Pittsburgh, died of prostate cancer. Because his death wasn't unexpected, his family was able to plan ahead for the unusual viewing Tuesday night.
Mourners stood before a small stage erected in the viewing room of the Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home, on which funeral director Roland Criswell had placed furniture, much as it was arranged in Smith's home on game day.
Smith's feet were crossed; a pack of cigarettes and a six-pack of beer were at his side. A continuous loop of Steelers highlights was playing on TV nearby, as Smith was reclined with a television remote in his hand and a Steelers blanket across his legs.
The reaction of Smith's loved ones varied.
"I couldn't stop crying after looking at the Steeler blanket in his lap," his sister, MaryAnn Nails, 58, of Pittsburgh, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for Wednesday's editions. "He loved football and nobody did [anything] until the game went off. It was just like he was at home."
"I saw it and I couldn't even cry," said longtime friend Mary Jones of Wilkinsburg. "People will see him the way he was. This is just a celebration."
— Thanks to Out There reader Jon C.
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — A computer goof has Robert Guinther headed for a seat at the World Series of Poker (search) tournament.
Guinther, 65, entered what he thought was a $10 online poker tournament, but midway through he realized that he had accidentally clicked on a World Series of Poker satellite tournament with a $100 entry fee and it was too late to back out.
He went on to win, defeating 180 other competitors and earning a spot in the $10,000 no-limit championship.
The tournament, which begins Thursday, will involve more than 6,600 players who either qualified by winning a satellite tournament or paid the $10,000 entry fee.
"This is the dream of a lifetime," Guinther said. "I watch these guys on television all the time, and I'm excited about the chance to sit down and play with them."
Guinther's son, Rik, kept tabs on his father's progress from his home computer in San Antonio and had to explain just what the victory meant.
"When I won, I let out a big 'Yes!"' Guinther said. "I just thought I had won $11,000, but then my son told me over the phone, 'Dad, you've just won a seat in the World Series of Poker!' I screamed so loud, you wouldn't believe it."
GREEN TREE, Pa. (AP) — Doggone it! Rover won't be able to hang his head out the car window any more if an 11-year-old boy gets his wish.
Marc McCann came up with the idea of ensuring that dogs are restrained while in cars as part of state Rep. Tom Stevenson's (search) annual "There Ought to be a Law" contest.
Stevenson submitted a bill to the House Transportation Committee in June that would require drivers to keep their dogs' heads inside the vehicle at all times.
Stevenson also wants animals restrained, either with some kind of modified seat belt or in a crate or carrier box.
"I never did like dogs sticking their heads out the window," said McCann, one of more than 500 students from his legislative district who proposed laws. "Maybe a sign might have been too close to the road and they'd get hit. Maybe they'd jump out the window on a highway."
Stevenson said the bill will protect "not only human lives, but pet lives. I think it's going to be a great idea because it's going to cut down on driver distractions."
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil.
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