W. Tennessee commissioner banned from store after exposure allegation

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- A Dyer County commissioner was banned from a convenience store by police after a clerk said he exposed himself when he walked in wearing only a bathrobe and sandals.

Police said Thomas Reasons Jr. was wearing nothing beneath the robe when he went to the All In One store Friday to buy a 12-pack of beer, but denied having his robe open.

The 64-year-old commissioner representing the Milltown area was issued a no-trespass notice and was told he would be arrested if he came back.

Reasons said on Monday after a commission meeting that his behavior was "irresponsible," but then said, "There are no dress codes at convenience stores in Milltown."

Reasons said, "I've been going to them in my bathrobe for the 10 years I've lived there."

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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