October 30, 1995 in Nation/World

Bet Costs Cross-Dresser 20 Lashes

Compiled From Wire Services

A man who bet he could get away with dressing as a woman and riding in the female section of a public bus not only lost the wager but was sentenced to 20 lashes, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The Farsi-language Salam newspaper said the 31-year-old man, identified only as Mohsen, told an Islamic court in Tehran that women sitting in the segregated section were infuriated when they realized he was a man, and some hit him.

He said his shoes gave him away.

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