A man with a penchant for getting naked turned heads when he showed up at a courthouse in the buff.
Alejandro Colomar, 29, has racked up an eye-watering €3,000 (£2,700) in fines for walking around the streets of Valencia, Spain, without clothes on multiple occasions.
And the self-proclaimed nudist, who claims his naughty hobby is not illegal, even showed up at the courthouse totally disrobed to contest his many fines on Tuesday (September 27).
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Police eventually persuaded Colomar to cover up his manhood before he proceeded into the building.
Speaking in court, the naturist said that the only people who had taken issue with his nudity were police, claiming that cops stopped him every time he left the house unclad.
He also stated that an online search led him to discover there was no law stopping him from going out in the nude.
Colomar even said he and his mother, who reportedly wears clothes, would go hiking together while he was completely exposed.
The computer scientist, who works remotely for an American IT security firm, considers it a breach of his rights for police to stop him from wearing – or not wearing – whatever he likes, and plans to defend himself against those who want to stop him.
He was summoned to the Valencia courthouse as part of his appeal process to have his fines cancelled.
Defending Colomar, his lawyer Pablo Mora reportedly argued that being naked in the street is not a crime – but did admit that there is some vagueness in the law after the Spanish government did away with the crime of 'public scandal' in 1988.
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While some city councils in Spain, including Barcelona, have regulated public nudity, Mora said, Valencia had not – and on this basis the defendant even managed to have one of his fines overturned.
Mora also cited a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on a similar case that happened here in the UK.
The case determined that nudism could be covered by the ideological freedom and freedom of expression set out in article 10 of the Declaration of Universal Rights.
Colomar is also fighting a previous conviction for entering a police station in the nude.
The case is ongoing.
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