Graduation Mooning in Alabama Earns Teen Trip to Jail, $300 Fine

Associated Press

Ben Dunham thought it would be funny to bare his rear end on stage after getting his high school diploma. He got a laugh--along with a trip to jail and a $300 fine.

“I really made a bad decision,” Dunham, 18, said Friday after pleading guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct.

Dunham cut the back out of his pants under his cap and gown and slipped his shorts down. When he came on stage Thursday at Huntsville High School, he pulled up his gown after getting his diploma.

“The crowd went crazy. They started clapping and cheering,” he said.


Not everyone was laughing. Dunham was whisked off stage without his diploma. He spent three hours in jail before his parents bailed him out.