Proposed Dutch law would ban unsolicited
Netherlands - Unsolicited toe-licking would be banned in
the Netherlands under a law sought by the Dutch Labor party
after police were unable to prosecute a would-be Casanova
with a taste for female toes because he had committed no
A police spokesman said Friday a man had been detained after
women sunning themselves in Rotterdam's parks and beaches
claimed he had snuck up on them and begun to lick their
''The officers had to let him go. Licking a stranger's toes
is rather unusual but there is really nothing criminal about
it,'' the spokesman said.
Dutch press reports said the man, who is about 35, had been
licking the toes of strangers for about three years but
was only recently caught by police.
Peter van Heemst, a Labor member of parliament, asked Christian
Democrat Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner Friday to explain
why Dutch laws forbid littering but not uninvited toe-licking.
Van Heemst demanded an amendment prohibiting it.
''It is a violation of one's privacy and one's physical
integrity,'' he told a local news agency. ''The norm...
is that no one should touch your body if you haven't asked
A spokesman for Donner said the minister could not immediately