When 69-year-old Mayford Davis was caught sunbathing in the nude outside Tison Middle School on a recent Sunday afternoon, he told Weatherford police that he just wanted some vitamin D.
Instead, he got some C — as in a Class C misdemeanor citation for disorderly conduct/exposure.
Weatherford police went to the school shortly before 1 p.m. Oct. 26 after receiving a report that a nude man was sunbathing in the back parking lot, near some air conditioners.
An officer spotted the man, later identified as Davis, sitting in a lounge chair and pulling up his shorts. He had his shorts, socks and shoes on by the time the officer reached him, according to a police news release.
Police said Davis explained that he was sunbathing and that he does it often.
“Davis stated that he has never seen anyone in the area of the school on Sunday afternoons and he knew that it would be the last 90-degree weather for a while,” the news release says. “Davis stated that he was looking for a secluded place to lay out and also noted that he was vitamin D deficient and needed the sunlight.”
Davis worked as a bus driver for a company that contracts with the Weatherford school district. A district spokesman said Friday that Davis is no longer transporting students, effective Oct. 27.
The Class C misdemeanor is punishable by up to a $500 fine.