You can now go tits-out on the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Why you’d want to expose such tender flesh to the danger of sunburn is your own business.
According to local news outlet WBOC 16, Captain Butch Arbin of the Ocean City Beach Patrol issued a memo earlier this week announcing that, henceforth, any Beach Patrol employee who receives some busybody’s complaint about a topless woman should fill out a form—but not approach the topless woman. They are to let the topless woman continue about her topless business.
Arbin tells WBOC there was a specific incident that prompted the decree, which he says differs from the Ocean City Beach Patrol’s past policy on female toplessness.
“For the 44 years I’ve been guarding the beach in Ocean City, when we’d see people topless on the beach we would just tell them, ‘Hey, you can’t do that,’” Arbin said. “But since this formal request from someone (Chelsea Covington, a topless advocate from the Eastern Shore), and since the Maryland Attorney General’s Office hasn’t issued their opinion on it, we don’t feel like we can tell people not to sunbathe topless.”
Naturally, this news story has already received the Daily Mail treatment. What a summer this will be!