A 59-year-old man who went out in public dressed as a schoolgirl while children walked home from lessons has been given a five-year antisocial behaviour order.
Peter Trigger dressed up in a grey skirt and jumper, white shirt, baseball cap and a tie before waiting near a primary school as children came and went, Northampton Borough Council said.
On several occasions he also wore a knee-length laboratory coat and appeared to be wearing nothing underneath, the authority added.
Trigger received a five-year Asbo at Northampton magistrates' court, banning him from wearing a skirt or showing bare legs on a school day between 8.30am and 10am, and 2.45pm and 4pm.
The council said children were left "scared and confused" by Trigger's behaviour, between November 2007 and this October. It added: "All of the parents said that they feared for their children's safety." Trigger, of Thorplands, Northampton, who is a full-time carer for his elderly mother, was also ordered to pay £250 costs.
A spokesman for Northampton Borough Council said: "We appreciate that Mr Trigger has a right to dress how he likes, but not if it is causing distress or alarm to others, particularly young children, which is the case here."