Mooning = 15 years in jail?!?

July 25, 2007

mooning.gifThis is ridiculous…

From OrlandoSentinel.comA family driving west on Interstate 4 in a silver Mercedes-Benz on Sunday evening made the men in the black Chevrolet Tahoe mad.

The Mercedes had cut them off, the Tahoe’s driver later told a Seminole County deputy, so front-seat passenger John Thomas Taylor dropped his pants and mooned the family, including their 14-year-old son, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

Taylor, 21, was arrested and hauled to jail, accused of committing a lewd and lascivious act in the presence of a child younger than 16.

He was being held Monday evening without bail in the Seminole County Jail.

If convicted of the charge alleged by the Sheriff’s Office, Taylor could face up to 15 years in prison and forever be identified as a sex offender.

How many of you have mooned someone while goofing around when you were a kid? Or when out drunk with buddies one night? Apparently that would make you a sex offender. I hope the judge who gets assigned to this case will realize how absolutely ridiculous this charge is.

Either way, you might want to think twice about mooning that car driving behind you.

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  1. Oh, please, he ain’t gonna get 15 years. The paper is obviously reporting the worst-case-scenario under the letter of the law.

    No reasonable judge would consider mooning to be a sex offender type act. Then again, Amerikans aren’t always reasonable.

  2. after reading this, maybe those who witness people who commit crimes that could possibly be deadly should just say they saw the person mooning a young kid. that’d do well to keep them in jail, seeing as how most people who commit these bad crimes get out in a few months or so.

  3. only in america!!

  4. In the same vein, urinatingin an alley behind a bar because you were drunk late at night would also get you labeled as a sex offender.

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