Minnesota man arrested while mowing lawn in loincloth, swearing around children

Get this man some pants!
Get this man some pants!

It's a free country and all, but there are still limits.

That lesson was learned the hard way on Wednesday afternoon by Matthew Swanson, a 43-year-old resident of Fergus Falls. Swanson was hauled to jail just before 5 p.m. after a neighbor reported that he was mowing his lawn in a loincloth. NIMBY, indeed!

Swanson, clad in his too-revealing cloth, was also allegedly swearing near a daycare with children present. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

The neighbor told police that the profanity-uttering, loincloth-wearing Swanson had "partially exposed himself" while mowing. When officers arrived, Swanson wouldn't stop shouting obscenities and ended up being hauled away in cuffs.

It sounds like Swanson woke up on the wrong side of the bed Wednesday. Before the lawn mowing incident, he had already been cited for making harassing phone calls, including calling the Fergus Falls Police Department and swearing at employees.

Perhaps he needs to have his mouth washed out with soap... and for the love of God, buy a pair of pants too.

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