Thursday, June 5, 2008

Did he spray toes at library?

You can't make up this stuff. Reading some stories about other libraries reminds me how sedate HWPL is. A story from the Cincinnati Enquirer is a case in point.

A Columbus man has been charged with crawling under a table at a library on University of Cincinnati’s campus, spraying a substance from a syringe on a woman’s shoes and then photographing them.

Weird, on-the-edge weird.

Dwight Pannell, 43, was booked into the county jail about midnight on charges of voyeurism, assault and criminal trespass, court records show.

Voyeurism is a crime?

“There’s really no way to explain people’s fetishes,” said University of Cincinnati Police Capt. Karen Patterson this morning. “I’ve been in police work 24 years and I can’t explain it. I don’t know. It would take a psychologist or psychiatrist to explain it.”


She ran for help to the person next to her, and he told her to go downstairs and tell security.

To nitpick: if the person was next to her, how could she run?

UC police arrested Pannell at the library and seized his camera, Patterson said. He told police he was visiting the library and trying out his new camera. Police found images of the woman’s feet on it. “He admitted taking pictures of her feet,” Patterson said. “He said he was doing so because it was a new camera.”

Strange choice of what to take picture of; very strange.

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