Fifty-six-year-old Canadian woman, Marika De Florio, has raised the ire of some neighbours by flashing her breasts at a five-year-old boy.
Apparently the boy was driving her to distraction by driving a loud all-terrain vehicle past her house.
Frustration at nothing being done led her to conclude that going topless in the street would forced the grandparents to call him inside.
It worked. Problem is, it horrified neighbours Mike and Nancy Berry, who called the police in Seeley’s Bay, Ontario, to report her.
Mr Berry said
I’m not happy with what has been going on, it isn’t right to go around topless in front of kids
Ms De Florio said she resorted to exposing her breasts because police were ignoring her complaints about the “maddening” noise, and vowed to repeat the tactic every time the boy played with the noisy toy.
I’m going mental, I can’t breathe and I’m not moving, but I need some peace. I can’t believe I did this, but they pulled the kid inside and then called police because of their small town mentality.
Police said that Ms De Florio was not doing anything illegal as Canadian law permits women to go topless in public as long as they are not doing so for commercial gain or being overtly sexual.
I’d love to know the canadians legal definition of ‘overtly sexual’. That said, if it takes a woman to expose her breasts to stop noisy neighbours, then who am I to criticise?