Aussie man moons the Queen
An Australian man decided to give the Queen a cheeky salute on Monday, a move which will earn him a legal spanking.
Liam Warriner, 22, faces charges of wilful exposure and public nuisance after dropping his pants and pointing his buttocks in the Queen's direction while she waved to the crowds along a motorcade route in Brisbane, Australia. Just in case the Queen missed his moon salute, he then ran about 50 metres along the route with his pants down.
"Everybody's seen someone's butt, come on," Warriner said after being released on bail. "You see it on TV all the time, you see it in movies, it's accepted in PG rated programming these days, but yet it's an offence to the Queen."
Allegedly, he had also had an Australian flag stuck between his butt cheeks.
Warriner said the whole incident started out as a dare from his workmates whle he was unloading shipping containers. When the Queen, on an 11-day tour of the country, started waving at the crowds lining the road, Warriner put his butt in gear, dropping his pants and beginning his run, during which he claims no other private parts were visible.
"Not the front at all. There were loads of people there to see the Queen. I wouldn't want all of them seeing (that)," he said.
There is no word on whether the Queen took notice of Warriner's butt parade. If she did, there was no hint of it as she continued on to a boat tour of the Brisbane River without incident.
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