Naked clammer arrested in Hyannis: Is This Wrong?

From the Cape Cod Times:

HYANNIS – A man forgot to wear more than his waders when he went out clamming Friday afternoon off Harbor Bluff Road.

Police arrested Savery Antone, 38, of Falmouth, for open and gross lewdness, after he was seen clamming in 2 feet of water completely in the buff around 4:30 p.m. Friday, said Sgt. Sean Sweeney.

A neighbor called the police to say Antone was offending residents and beachgoers alike.

When police arrived they saw Antone and a male friend about 35 feet offshore in the shallow water.

Antone had a bucket to collect shellfish. His genitals were above water and in full view, Sweeney said.

When police called him on shore, they noticed his slurred speech, and placed him in protective custody, and charged him with open and gross lewdness.

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Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

6 thoughts on “Naked clammer arrested in Hyannis: Is This Wrong?”

  1. One wonders why you would find this item worth posting. Could it be that this has been a long-held fantasy of yours or, better still, a clandestine activity of yours and the boys that you have enjoyed more discreetly than the unfortunate Mr. Antone? Curiouser and curiouser.

  2. I always found clamming to be a primal experience, especially when digging steamers by hand. This guy just took it to another level. I’ll bet for a while it was a real liberating experience.

  3. Fred, this is the International Journal of Shellfishing in addition to being my blog, and all significant clam news must be reported. And admit it, you find something vaguely sexy about a nude dude standing in knee deep water fishing around with his toes for quahogs.

  4. Mr Antone will no doubt find his way into the Dickensian opus that (I hope) you are writing about Cotuit…but more to the point: was his unusual “clamming strategy” successful? Maybe Earl took his clothes?

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