A Washington state mailman is lobbying the National Association of Letter Carriers to be allowed to deliver mail in a kilt. Dean Peterson, a 250-pound father of two, says that the kilt—which he calls a Male Unbifurcated Garment—is “far more comfortable and suitable to male anatomy than trousers or shorts.” Peterson, who is not Scottish, insists that his proposal has nothing to do with cross-dressing. “I just want to be comfortable. I just want the option.”
A New York man who disappeared after being indicted for having sex with minors is suing American Express for alerting police to his whereabouts. James Colliton, 44, says the company violated his privacy by telling authorities that his credit card had been used in Ontario, Canada, where he was arrested. Colliton later pleaded guilty to raping two underage girls, but is seeking $4 million in damages from American Express. “When people stop violating my rights,” he said, “that’s when I will stop filing lawsuits.”
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