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Police say naked man standing in doorway is not breaking law; neighbors are fed up

Edited version of photo neighbors took of the man standing at his door Friday.
Edited version of photo neighbors took of the man standing at his door Friday. WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Residents in a Charlotte neighborhood say they are fed up with a neighbor they say stands at the front door of his home naked, but police say he's not doing anything illegal.

People in the Cardinal Glen neighborhood in north Charlotte say the man has been doing this for nearly ten years and on Friday, they called police again.

“I was out rolling the trash can on Friday and I just happened to look over there and he was standing there buck naked,” neighbor Pecolia Threatt said.

Neighbors say the man just stands there naked at his door several times a week. They're disgusted and fed up.

“Because my daughter grew up in this neighborhood. Even this week, when she was home from spring break, she would call me at work and say 'Mom, I'm getting ready to go outside, but let me check if he's out there first'. That's how bad it is in the neighborhood,” another neighbor Adrienna Harris said.

Harris says she's called police numerous times over the last ten years to complain, but nothing has been done.

A spokeswoman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirms that officers were called to the home on Friday.

"Since it is not a criminal incident, it was documented in the 'call for service' but there is no report," the spokeswoman told WBTV.

She added that officers confirmed with the magistrate that the incident did not rise to a level of a charge, since the man was on his own property.

According to North Carolina law, a person can only be charged with indecent exposure if they "willfully expose the private parts of his or her person in any public place and in the presence of any other person or persons."

WEB EXTRA: Read the full NC law here

Parents told WBTV they are worried. They want to come together to help change that law to protect their children.

This week, neighbors were able to capture pictures and video of the man standing at his door. They are hoping with these images the Homeowners Association can file some type of nuisance complaint.

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