Expresso Machoato: Virginia Man Charged After Making Coffee in the Nude

250px-A_small_cup_of_coffee.JPGEric Williamson, a 29-year-old Springfield man has been charged in Fairfax County with the crime of making coffee in the nude — in his own home. A neighbor called the police after she walked by Williamson’s house with her seven-year-old son and saw him making espresso exposo.

I am happy to see my local police adding to this blog. Williamson was seen at 5:30 am when he might not have been expecting an audience. Nevertheless, the police concluded that he wanted to cause a frappu-sceno.

eric+williamsonHe now faces a misdemeanor charge for indecent exposure and could face up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

This is analogous to another case in a neighboring jurisdiction when Washington police arrested a government official who was accused of intentionally parading himself in front of a bay window. However, usually these cases involve men outside windows exposing themselves.

One would normally expect more than one unguarded moment for a criminal charge, as in the Georgetown case. Yet, if you want the grande Mocha Con Berries in Virginia, go to Starbucks and remember to dress.

For the story, click here.

23 thoughts on “Expresso Machoato: Virginia Man Charged After Making Coffee in the Nude”

  1. Mike S.,

    I am sure that it was a site to behold. it left an indelible impression that you will obviously have to seek counseling for.

    Like wise in Austin Texas. In the 80’s there were 5 Clothing Optional Complexes. Of course I had friends that lived in a couple of them. It was an eye opener for someone that lived in a small town in Texas. You did see many people in the buff unless you were in the barn. Then only what the light left in.

    Then I learned of a place in Austin that is still there today called Hippie Hollow.

    Here is the link and if nudity offends you PLEASE DO NOT CLICK THE LINK: http://www.hippiehollow.com/

  2. Back in 1973 my girlfriend and I were on a designated nude beach in
    California’s Big Sur. There were perhaps 20 people in total on this large, secluded beach, which could only be entered by passing through a narrow path, with a large sign saying it was a nude beach and that people who might be offended should not entered. No sexual activity was taking place there and in fact would have been considered poor form by the sunbathers.

    Sometime after I:00pm a line of about 12 people, wearing mostly the whiter Bermuda shorts and golf shirts came strolling by, snapping picture with cameras and obviously making sport and commenting among themselves. After they had seen enough they turned around and walked away. My question is who were the real
    “indecently exposed” people in that situation?

  3. Sally, on your comment about buses picking up children at 5:30 AM. It is very common here in FL. I see kids on the corner prior to 5:30 waiting on buses. Crazy, I know.

  4. That video is one more example of why most censorship is just wrong.

    The man’s nudity did not fall under the “open fields doctrine” nor, most likely, any Spring-field nudity statute.

  5. He should only be arrested if he wore speedos. The use of speedos does not conform with the Olympic Naked Expresso Event rules. Speedos allows the user to move through the air more quickly, giving the competitor an edge during the event. This man was practicing precisely according to the rules for his event and has done nothing wrong. However, the woman may have been a spy for the Russians. Did the police consider this? If not, why not? Shouldn’t they be arresting her for working for a foreign nation? Wouldn’t her actions put her on the terrorist watch list, at the very least? What is going on with law enforcement?

  6. Methinks the nosy neighbor lady may just be upset that Williamson didn’t invite her in for a piping hot serving of “cafe au lay.”

  7. Here’s my question – What am I ALLOWED to do in the PRIVACY of my own home? Please list them so I don’t get arrested

  8. Mike: The version I heard was that the lady complained about skinny-dippers in a nearby creek. When the police officer pointed out that they were so far away she couldn’t see them remotely clearly, she responded, “With my binoculars I can!”

  9. This absurd story reminds me of the old joke about the woman who called the police to complain that her next door neighbor was exposing himself. When the police arrived, she took them to a window directly across from her neighbor’s bedroom window. “See,” she said, “he’s stark naked.” After peering out her window, an officer patiently noted, “Ma’am, I can’t see anything below his shoulders.” “Well of course not,” she replied indignantly, “but just step up on this stool and you can see everything!”

  10. The female-walking-a-kid-at-5:30am neighbor was trespassing on Eric Williamson’s property when she saw him without clothes on. Crazy-walking-a-kid-at-5:30am lady was a peeping tom. Why wasn’t she arrested instead?

    Channel 5 reports the woman and 7-year-old boy who saw him naked apparently had cut through Williamson’s front yard from a nearby path.
    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=1790464

  11. Who walks with their 7 yr old at 5:30am is what I want to know! I don’t know of any school bus that comes that early! What were they doing out so early in the morning?

    One would have to be staring for quite a while into someone’s window to see that he was naked, what if he was just wearing a pair of bowers? She was obiviously being very nosy!!

    Can he sue her? I sure hope so, because I sure would if I were him! She’s the pervert, not him.

  12. I guess I better keep my drapes drawn and shower in my swimsuit and and and and and and and. Do you think I need to wear depends when I shit? Because I just did.

    In your own fricking home? Come on? The officer’s belief that he wanted to be seen? What was the name of that Tom Cruise movie that they convict you for your thought?

  13. The woman who called the police must be mentally ill. She probably thought that she was “protecting” her seven-year-old son from seeing the man naked. But what possible harm could that cause? We are not talking about a flasher, who, by deliberately exposing himself to a child in a public place, could traumatize the child.

  14. From the article linked to: “A Fairfax County Police spokesman said officers arrested Williamson for indecent exposure because they believe he wanted to be seen naked by the public.”

    Someone can be arrested for being naked in his own house because the police “believe” he wanted to be seen?

    Gee, I wonder how many folks are out walking and peering into other people’s houses at 5:30 am? Nothing like a little voyeuristic stroll around the block in the wee hours of the morning to get the body pumped for the day. No need for a cup o’ caffeine for a jolt before sunrise.

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