A few odd stories which have caught my eye lately.
Bad habits are difficult to break. In 2005 while living in Washington State, James Tait was arrested for having sex with a horse. He was also filming other people having sex with horses. Tait received one year probation and a $300 fine. At some point thereafter, Tait moved to Tennessee. Recently, authorities in Tennessee received an email containing an image of a man who appeared to be having sex with a Shetland pony. A police investigation led to the arrest of Tait and his roommate, Kenny Thomason. They have been charged with multiple counts of felony animal cruelty. Images were found of Tait engaging in sexual acts with the horse. Detectives stated it appeared people were having sex with horses, ponies, and dogs. Additional charges are expected.
I guess Tait could throw himself on the mercy of the court, claiming he’s in a long term stable relationship.
Erin Andrews is a sports reporter for ESPN. Her primary role is that of a sideline reporter during college football, college basketball, and major league baseball games. In 2007 and 2008, she was voted “America’s Sexiest Sportscaster” by Playboy magazine. In February 2009, videos appeared on the internet of a naked blonde woman curling her hair and doing squats in front of a mirror. Andrews stated that the woman on film was herself, and the videos were made without her knowledge or consent. On October 2, 2009, the FBI announced the arrest of Michael David Barrett. He faces federal charges of interstate stalking for taking the videos, posting the videos online and trying to sell them to celebrity Web site TMZ. According to investigators, seven of the eight videos posted online were taken through a modified door peephole while Andrews was alone and undressed in hotel rooms in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2008. Investigators believe the eighth video was taken in a hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 2008. It is believed that Barrett stayed each time in a room next to Andrews and modified her room’s peephole with a hacksaw in order to take the videos with his mobile phone. According to the FBI complaint, Barrett tried to sell the videos to TMZ via email, but a TMZ employee told Andrews’ attorneys. FBI agents matched information in the e-mail to Barrett.
Wikinews Story Here
Naked No NO
Eric Williamson of Springfield, Virginia awoke at 5:30 AM. He decided to go to the kitchen and make himself a cup of coffee. Being that he was alone in the house and it was still dark outside, Williamson neglected to put on any clothes. But a woman and her seven year old son cutting across his front yard, caught an eyeful of Williamson in the buff through the window. The woman called police and Williamson was arrested for indecent exposure. Williamson argued he had no idea he could be seen, but police believe he wanted people to see him naked. If convicted, Williamson faces a year in jail and a $2000 fine.
NY Daily News Story Here