Two former employees of a big cat refuge near Kingston said they drank beer and got naked on a front porch. But Jake Loftis and Samuel Adams said they were just listening to Bob Dylan music and not running nude through Tiger Haven, exposing themselves to co-workers, as their arrest warrants claim.
Loftis told The Knoxville News Sentinel the Sept. 16 incident was "kind of a protest" over being fired. He said it was his idea to strip. The 22-year-old Loftis and Adams, who is 26, lived on the refuge property and worked as cat keepers.
An attorney for Tiger Haven wasn't available to comment to the newspaper, but Loftis said he and Adams were told they were being let go because there wasn't enough work for them.
Both are charged with indecent exposure and vandalism.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com