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Sometimes a kilt gives a little too much freedom

A man was arrested on sex charges after an early morning escapade while wearing a kilt.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A man was arrested on sex charges after an early morning escapade while wearing a kilt.

Police say Nathan Blair, 24, of Moorhead, Minn., was wearing a black kilt when he exposed himself to motorists near a busy street and had sex with a woman in the backyard of a house.

"In 17 years in this job I've seen a lot of different things. This is a new one," Fargo Police Lt. Pat Claus said Friday.

Claus said Blair and a 20-year-old woman were arrested about 3:30 a.m. Friday after police found them having sex behind a home. The couple first ignored orders to "cease and desist," and then refused to cover up, Claus said.

Both of them had been drinking, Claus said.

"We've caught people engaging in amorous behavior before, but usually they stop when we ask them to," Claus said.

Blair was still wearing a kilt and "FOR SALE" T-shirt when he appeared by video in court Friday morning. He pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of fornication in a public place and indecent exposure.

Blair's lawyer, Tanya Johnson Martinez, said she was still gathering information on the case.

"We haven't seen any of the police reports yet so it would be premature for me to comment," she said.

The woman had not been formally charged.

Police received two complaints about a man exposing himself near one of Fargo's main thoroughfares. One of the complaints involved a sex act, police said.

While investigating the incident, a friend of the couple directed police to the back yard of the home, Claus said.