We've learned through our own life experience that real police officers don't wear garters, carry fuzzy handcuffs or arrest you for violating police code "69." So it seems a little excessive that a British police force has charged male stripper Stuart Kennedy with impersonating an officer ... 22 separate times.

Kennedy, who performs 20-minute stripteases as "Officer Eros" has spent 123 hours in custody since March 2007, when he was approached by two plainclothes female officers outside a bar in his uniform, parts of which were purchased from a Web site called "One Stop Cop Shop." The officers watched him perform his act, then took him in for questioning.

Despite the police force's commitment to "investigate all reports of alleged criminal behavior," the 25-year-old genetics student from Aberdeen University has yet to be convicted of anything, and the charges were dropped from his most recent arrest, made while he was driving home from the Tiger Tiger club in full uniform. Police have stuffed the equivalent of over 200,000 U.S. dollars of public money into the G-string of the courts in attempts to prosecute Kennedy.

Sometimes, you just have to fight for your right to nudity. Perhaps the stripper cop should have taken a cue from the ladies in our naked protesters gallery.

The Worlds Most Naked Protesters

    Image from blog.peta.org

    Image from blog.peta.org

    Image from blog.peta.org

    Image from blog.peta.org

    Semi-naked protesters from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) show a banner reading "The Naked Truth: Burberry butchers bunnies" as they hand out a protesting leaflet to a passer-by in front of a Burberry store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district Friday, June 15, 2007. PETA was protesting the company over Burberry's use of fur in it's clothing. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

    A group of participants celebrate after taking part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 8, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Around 30 protesters met in a secret location outside Sydney's CBD, covered their bodies in paint and began riding down Sydney's popular King Street in Newtown to raise awareness on environmental issues aimed at pollution produced by motor vehicles. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

    A participant takes part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 8, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Around 30 protesters met in a secret location outside Sydney's CBD, covered their bodies in paint and began riding down Sydney's popular King Street in Newtown to raise awareness on environmental issues aimed at pollution produced by motor vehicles. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

    Pamela Anderson poses in a Stella McCartney shop window for a PETA anti-fur protest in London, June 2006.

    Pamela Anderson poses in a Stella McCartney shop window for a PETA anti-fur protest in London, June 2006.

    Pamela Anderson poses in a Stella McCartney shop window for a PETA anti-fur protest in London, June 2006.