Thursday, May 17, 2001
Topless exposure was legal, sheriff says
There was nothing deputies could do about some competitors in the Miss Cruisefest Nationals 2001 bikini contest and other women shedding their tops, Shelby County Sheriff Kevin O'Leary said Wednesday.
Sheriff O'Leary said at least half a dozen women exposed their breasts during the weekend event.
He said the women are protected by a 1991 Ohio court ruling that said female breasts are not private parts.