Also known as – Virginia is for Loonies.
Naked Coffee Drinker Arrested in a World Gone Mad
A man from Springfield, Virginia (Eric Williamson, 29) was making some coffee in his kitchen whilst naked, and faces a possible chage of indecent exposure and a year in prison.
It was 5:30am and he had the house to himself. he decided to go into the kitchen to make a coffee. Like many other millions on the planet, he felt there was nothing wrong in being naked in his own house, especially at that time of the day.
Mr. WIlliamson claims he did not purposely intend to expose himself to anyone outside of the house, but at that moment a woman and her seven-year-old son happened to pass by his kitchen window.
After seeing Mr. Williamson’s naked body, she called the police.
What many reports fail to mention, is that the woman was in a hurry and cut across Mr. Williamson’s garden to save time. Apart from the fact that she was tresspassing, why on earth was she out so early with her son?
Had she not taken the “short-cut” she probably would not have seen Mr. Williamson, and if she was in such a hurry, what was she doing looking in any windows at all?
And updated here.
The woman who called the police says the time of
the incident was 8:40 am, not 5:30 am as Williamson says. She
also says Williamson was first standing in an open doorway, then
moved in front of a window, still in her view. Given that she was
apparently on his property (that part of the story hasn’t yet
been disputed), and he was in his home the entire time, I’m not
sure his exact position in his own home matters, unless he was
otherwise in plain view of someone using the public sidewalk.
Even then, it seems more like tacky behavior than behavior that
should be criminal. And you’d think the guy would get a warning
before you arrest him for nudity in his own house.
told Fox News today that after the report, 5-6 police officers came into his
home unannounced, entered his bedroom, and arrested him.
The guy does seem strange. A roommate says he was acting oddly,
walking around all morning wearing nothing but a construction
hat. But again, strange behavior needn’t be a crime punishable by
a year in jail (if the roommate had reported unwanted nudity,
that might be a different matter).
What none of these reports have managed to make clear is whether she’d have seen anything if she hadn’t been intruding on his privacy in the first place.
Regardless of the time, which may be a matter of 1) when he made coffee, 2) when she called, and 3) when the cops turned up, this just seems like exceedingly poor judgement on the part of the cops.
Though one of the stories says she’s an officer’s wife.
So maybe cop spouses get listened to, even if they are loopy.
I get a stong feeling that one does not want to be seen as “strange” in Virginia.
Home Town Brag
That sleezeball in California with the kidnapped child he held for 18 years?
If you looked at the story at all, you may have read how one of his neighbor’s girl friends had thought there was something wrong a few years earlier.
She had noticed kids on the property and thought it seemed “off.”
And called the local cops out in the ‘burbs.
The local cops came by and talked with him, and didn’t think there was a problem
How the creep got busted was coming to the UC Berkeley campus.
Believe me, we are knee-deep in weirdos round here, and, as a result, the campus cops can tell weird from WEIRD.
Cos strange is relative.
Ally Jacobs and Lisa Campbell deal with craziness daily, so they could tell there was a problem.
Made me proud of the old Alma Mater.