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Carpenter arrested for working in the nude

April 23, 2006

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— A carpenter who keeps his clothes clean by working in the nude was arrested after a client returned home early and found him building bookcases in the buff in Oakland, Calif.

Percy Honniball, 50, was charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure this week for the October incident.

He told officers he stripped before crawling under the client's house to do electrical work because he didn't want to soil his clothes, police said.

Honniball said Thursday that working in the nude gave him a better range of motion and that a skilled craftsman can work clothing - and injury - free.

"In certain situations such as demolitions where you are smashing rock you want to be clothed and protected because this rock can harm you," he said.

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