A driver has been banned from his local supermarket – after filling up his car at the petrol station while naked.
Liam Marsh, 20, stripped off and posed for a picture as he pumped diesel into his Ford at the Asda forecourt in Yeovil, Somerset.
But bosses failed to see the funny side and reported Liam to the police for indecent exposure and banned him for life.
His pal Sam Jones, 19, then got kicked out of the store when he went in to try to resolve the situation.
Liam said: “I thought they would take the humour from it. There’s no Asda logo in the picture.
“I think they’ve taken it too far. I don’t see why the punishment is so harsh for something they could laugh about. It doesn’t offend anyone or hurt anyone.”
Liam filled his car up in his birthday suit to post the picture on a joke Facebook group, called Petrol Pump Stances.
The site encourages motorists to share photographs of themselves pulling funny poses while at filling stations.
Liam thought he would get away with the prank as it was 1am and the supermarket was closed.
But his vehicle details were caught on the forecourt’s CCTV cameras and he was pulled over by the police the following day.
Liam said: “You have to take photographs of you filling up your car with fuel in weird positions. No one had done it naked before so I thought I would do that.
“The store was shut. It was one in the morning. No one was in the car park apart from some of my friends to make it look more realistic.”
Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson Martin Dunscombe said: “On Sunday, October 7, police received an allegation of indecent exposure by staff at Asda, on Preston Road, in Yeovil.
“We spoke to the person who reported the offence, as well as staff at the store, and advised we would speak to the man regarding his behaviour.
“They were happy the incident had been dealt with and did not wish to pursue the matter any further.”
An Asda spokesman confirmed the pair had been banned from the shop and said: “We are aware of the incident at our Yeovil store, and believe it has been dealt with appropriately.
“We appreciate someone with a good sense of humour, but petrol stations can be a dangerous place and this was just a joke too far.”