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Charlie Crist, the governor of Florida is thinking about pardoning Jim Morrison of the Doors posthumously. Morrison exposed himself to a Florida audience at a concert in 1969 and was arrested. I’m not going to write much on this. I like the Doors and thought Jim Morrison had a great voice and was talented. To this day, “Touch Me” is one of my favorite songs. The Doors were criticized back then for using a string quartet in the song. Now, it’s common to have a violin player in a rock band. Still, he screwed up and Crist pardoning him is another waste of tax payer money.
If Charlie Crist really wants to do something for society and Jim Morrison’s family, go to France and find his stolen bust from his grave site. The French haven’t done a very good job at finding it. Charlie might even find a place in French society and stay there.
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An Australian man Timothy Scott Clarke was arrested in September for being drunk and public indecency. He was at a pub located in a hotel when he exposed himself to several patrons. Some of the women in the hotel preserved the evidence by snapping images with their cell phones. When the police arrived, Mr. Clarke told them that he didn’t think he’d be charged since his little Timothy was smaller than normal. The officer arrested him. Later he didn’t show up in court but the judge handled the matter in his absence and fined the man 300 dollars for the drunk charge. Apparently the judge must have seen the pictures and felt he had a defense. The judge probably felt sorry for the little guy.
I’ll bet this police officer making the arrest was either fighting laughter the whole time, or just letting it go. One thing for sure, he’ll never forget this arrest. I’ll give kudos to Mr. Clarke for being creative and honest on this one. He still needs to keep his shrimp holstered while sucking down a pint or ten of lagers in the local pub.
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I was reading a story today about a man that was caught just walking casually down the street naked in Ohio. Of course he was caught and arrested. He was witnessed by a teen driver that was taking his driver’s test at the time. The nude dude had been arrested seven times before for the same thing. He probably also has a history of mental illness. Hopefully the boy passed his driver’s test despite the distraction. This story though reminded me of an incident when I was a young beat cop.
I won’t use this person’s full name but I just looked him up on Facebook and he is still around. He has a unique name so it was an easy one not to forget. He has been in the military since 1981 and has moved away from the area. Currently he owns an appliance repair shop in New Albany, Indiana.
I believe this was 1990 and I get a call on the police radio on a man streaking. A couple other cars and I respond to the area and look around for a while and catch this naked man between two houses. He is totally naked and appears to have fallen down and was a little muddy. This guy looks distressed and of course you think he may have a mental illness or something but he spoke intelligently and here is his story/excuse.
He said he ran into an old girlfriend from Greenfield Indiana and they parked near by to talk. Well one thing led to another and both of their clothes came off. During the passion with this tall drink of water, she gets mad. I asked why and he told me, “she must be nuts or something.” He went on to say that she kicked him in the Ding-Ding and pushed him out of her car. She of course took off and sped away and he had to run through the neighborhood naked since he didn’t know what else to do and all his clothes were in her car. He gave us the girl’s name also.
We had a detective come to the scene and since there was no way to disprove what he said, he was treated as a victim. The detective later contacted the old girlfriend who just so happened to work for the city. She said that she knew who he was from high school (ten years before) but hardly knew him and definitely did not date him. The detective filed public indecency charges on him and it went to court where he pleaded guilty.
Fast forward six months after he pleaded guilty. I get another run in the same area of a white man streaking through the neighborhood. By the time the other cars and I get there, the neighborhood kids have already caught this guy and they made him regret the naked show he had displayed. It was the same guy we caught before but this time he wore shoes with the rest of his body unclothed. I knew this would be the last time he ever did this on my beat. His bruised naked body along with is hurt feelings were arrested and he never displayed his birthday suit in Indianapolis again.
The streaker’s first name was Coy. He certainly was not that.
P.S. Coy please don’t try to friend me on Facebook. Those kids are now adults and still live in that neighborhood. They still remember you.
Two undercover officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Eric Simmons and Todd Scroggins arrested the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner for public indecency. They caught him in a restroom in Claypool Court owned by Simon Property Group. The bathroom is a common place for men to meet when they want to act out on their dirty little secret. As you can see, these are probably the only half stalls left in the city and full size doors need to be put on the stalls which will help cut down on this problem.
I was off three years ago due to a medical issue and was at a department store and my three year old boy needed to got to the bathroom. I took him into the bathroom and there was a man in his 40′s standing at the urinal. I’ve done enough of these investigations, I knew what he was waiting for. If he was passing a stone, he had the calmest face I’ve ever seen. He stood at that urinal the whole time we were in there and was still there when we left. It takes a while when your dealing with a three year old in a bathroom. My son and I could have easily walked in on a couple of men rattling each others’ sabers which, sick or not, I would have become Mr. Angry Cop.
Sadly, Andrew Miller fits the profile. Yes I said profile but in these cases, they come in all types. In the parks and bathrooms, you catch feminine men and even African American men. The main type caught, through my opinion and experience is a white male, married, children, and catholic. I don’t know why this is but it seems to be the trend. The worst part of this is the embarrassment for Andrew Miller. He will not get any jail time and it will be through the system rather quickly. No, it’s not because he is a public official or connected to Mitch Daniels. Vice crimes in most cities amount to a fine and maybe a little probation.
The price Andrew Miller is going to pay is he will probably have to find a new job. He has to face his wife, kids, and church. I’m sure he loves all three. The worst part of all this is he is in denial about his sexuality and may never admit that he has an attraction for men. That alone and the consequence of his actions here will probably test his family and faith.
Simon Property Group is a great organization in this city and country but they know that bathroom is a problem and need to change those stall doors. Andrew Miller and George Michael types need to stay out of the bathrooms and parks. There are children around. Department stores have been keeping these complaints from the police when they catch men in their bathrooms because they don’t want the bad publicity.
Officer Eric Simmons and Todd Scroggins have been doing great job keeping that bathroom clean.
Coming soon: The story about the biggest freak I caught in a park and losing the case in court
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This is unusual since the feds keep problems from the media usually. Unfortunately, this U.S. Attorney Sean Cronin was arrested by the local police. Apparently he was at a bar (alcohol!) watching a football game on T.V. and he decided to jump into the bar’s pool. This bar was in the Miami-Dade area.
Well the game must have been so good that he stripped down to his boxers and jumped in the pool. When he got out of the pool, his flag was exposed and was at full staff. A lady and her young daughter saw it and complained. The bouncers tried to detain him for the police but he took off running and jumping fences. He did get arrested for resisting without force, which means he ran from the police and he was also charged with exposing his “Mini Me”.
This U.S. attorney has been in trouble in the past and probably didn’t intend to show his rod of justice to the rest of the bar but running from the police didn’t look like the actions of an innocent man. Then again, he is a lawyer and many of them are pretty good at not following the law themselves. He will probably be asked to leave the U.S. Attorneys Office and will probably plead guilty to the resisting. They may have trouble making the exposure case since he may not have intended for his little lawyer to jump out and stare at the bar patrons.
I’m sure his alcohol intake probably had something to do with this but the police must not have believed he was intoxicated. I will try to follow this case since it is unique due to the fact he is a lawyer for the federal government. I know he has done some great things on behalf of the country but those will only be brought up in court during sentencing if it makes it that far. Nobody cares about all that right now.
Hopefully this incident will be a wake-up call for Sean Cronin. He does risk losing his law license for a little while. Being a former U. S. Attorney, he will have no problem finding employment. This may have been a stepping stone in his career anyway. Even if he would lose his license, it would be nice just once for a public official such as him to say, “Hey, I screwed up. I will take my punishment.” There’s probably a better chance of that pool he jumped into freezing over than him admitting anything.
Counselor please keep your business shielded from the public in the future and don’t run from the police.