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A Hardman is Bad to Find

A shopper at a mall store in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, wasn’t fooled by the disguise: she reported to clerks that she saw a man disguised as a mannequin in the women’s lavatories. Store security detained Joel Hardman, 22, a Masters student at the University of Birmingham, who admitted “Yes, I’ve been a bit weird.” The bearded man had a wig and a mask, and said the sounds of women using the toilet was “exciting” to him. He pleaded guilty to observing another person doing a private act, and is awaiting sentencing, which the judge warned could include jail time. (RC/Birmingham Mail) ...Where his learned ability to blend in and remain very still could be an advantage.
Original Publication Date: 08 May 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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