SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) _ Two men who were arrested for walking through a Wal-Mart while wearing women's thong underwear blamed the stunt on a ``triple-dog dare,'' authorities said.

The men, ages 35 and 36, bought two pair of underwear at the store Tuesday, went into a bathroom and came out wearing only the thongs and T-shirts, police said.

Witnesses said the men walked through the store and out to their car.

Police caught the men in the parking lot, and reviewed a surveillance tape before arresting them for public indecency and disorderly conduct.

When asked why they were wearing thong underwear, one of the men said a friend ``triple-dog dared'' them. They will not be prosecuted, authorities said.