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Question: Is Mooning someone Illegal?


In Arizona, “mooning” is classified as indecent exposure.


Under ARS § 13-1402, men or women commit an act of indecent exposure if they expose their genitals or anus, and women if they expose the areola or nipple of a breast.  To be considered indecent exposure, another person must be present and there must be a reasonable determination that the person is offended or alarmed by the act (for example, it is unreasonable to think that someone would be alarmed by indecent exposure in a strip club, but reasonable if someone exposed themselves at the mall).


Indecent exposure is a class is a class 1 misdemeanor.

Indecent exposure to a person under the age of fifteen years is a class 6 felony. Jail time for a class 6 felony is a minimum of 6 months with a maximum of eighteen months. 

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On 03/08/09
from AL said:
Yes that's why Randy Moss was put in jail he pretended.
On 01/21/08
Klee from AZ said:
Yes, pretty much if you are showing a private part of your body its considered indecent exposure and you would probably have to register as a sex offender.
On 07/15/07
Brenda from OK said:
"Help! Please help! I saw a naked person! HELP ME!" Need for eye roll smiley.
On 08/19/06
Rex from AZ said:
Mooning is illegal?! Hey, maybe I can get my creep neighbor arrested after all!
On 08/19/06
johnny from AZ said:
my neighbor's little brother used to moon me all the time. it never bothered me at all. I knew it was all just good clean fun!
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