ANDERSON, S.C., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- An Anderson, S.C., man who pleaded guilty to indecent exposure told the judge the incident was an accident caused by his shirt becoming stuck in his zipper.
James Thompson, 35, who was arrested Saturday and accused of exposing his genitals, said the crime was the accidental result of his tendency to forgo underwear, The (Anderson, S.C.) Independent-Mail reported Thursday.
"My shirt got stuck in my zipper," Thompson told Judge Ken Mattison and Anderson Police Officer Matthew Stipe in court Tuesday. "I don't wear drawers. When I tried to put it back, it was too late."
Thompson was ordered to pay a $465 fine or face 30 days in jail.
"Get pants with a zipper that works or start wearing drawers," Mattison told Thompson.
Thompson also pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of loitering in a drug area after police found a glass pipe in his pocket. The case is scheduled for trial in March.