While ‘provocative’ and ‘weird’ it is not illegal for a man to wear a bra in his own home.
This is what the Scottish Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary ruled yesterday (13 Sept).
David Wotherspoon was convicted in July 2016 of committing a breach of the peace.
When he was detained by police officers in August 2015, he said: ‘If it’s what I think it’s about, it’s because I’ve been wandering about in a bra.’
Glasgow Sheriff Court heard he stood in his house in view of the public while wearing a bra.
‘Exhibitionist, provocative and even perverse’
Three neighbors shared their stories of seeing Wotherspoon in the bra.
One 48-year old male said he did not feel threatened but was ‘uneasy’ and ‘concerned.”
He said Wotherspoon was walking around his home wearing trousers and a white bra.
Two female residents aged 19 and 22 also reported a sighting. They said they found it ‘strange’ and ‘weird.’
Three lords said: ‘The appellant’s conduct may have been exhibitionist, provocative and even perverse.
‘None of these descriptions render it criminal.’
The Sheriff Appeal Court concluded that ‘parading at an open door and in front of the living room window bare chested apart from a visible pink brassiere and on one of those occasions rubbing his nipples…could readily cause alarm in a reasonable person and disturbance in the community.’
Despite this, it was not alarming or controversial enough to cause a breach of the peace.