I just had to post this guy’s mug shot after a subscriber wrote to say he thought it was odd that the woman so quickly thought the man was suspicious. First, here’s the story:
One Strange Fetish
A student studying in the library at Ohio’s University of Cincinnati noticed a suspicious man near her. She went back to her studying until she felt something cold on her foot. She looked under the library table to see the same man there. “When I looked down, the person was on his knee with the syringe,” she told police — the man had apparently used it to spray a liquid on her foot. Campus police apprehended a suspect: Dwight Pannell, 43, who “admitted taking pictures of her feet,” a spokesman said. “He said he was doing so because it was a new camera.” Pannell was arrested eight years ago, too — on charges of assaulting a woman in a university library with a syringe. (Cincinnati Enquirer) …Yeah, but that was the old camera.
First, I’m sure that women are much more aware of “suspicious men” than the average man is. But that said, even I would be suspicious of this guy if he were loitering around me:
Heck: I’d probably call 911 on sight! And if he was crawling toward a woman with a lustful look in his eye and a syringe in his hand, I’d probably take him out myself.
But Wait, There’s More
Another story this week was about a guy in Oregon who set up a “Meet a Black Person” booth. A reader tipped me to this video — probably the Oregon guy’s inspiration. Be sure to watch it all the way to the end: the last guy is priceless!
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