This reminds me of a story I heard once when I was in the Navy.
A friend of mine was joking around about how the Master at Arms on his
former ship acted when it came to shipboard thieves. "If you bring him
in, he'd better LOOK like a thief."
Allegedly he also said something like "Thieves have black eyes, broken
and missing teeth, bruises and scratches all over their bodies, and the
general appearance of having fallen down several deck's worth of stairs"
Or something like that.
"Oklahoma City Police arrested the suspect, Michael Coghill, on
Wednesday, after he was recorded on camera touching a nine-year-old boy
at a bus stop and was confronted by the boy’s father"
And got the CRAP beaten out of him while being placed under 'citizens
arrest', no doubt.
"The boy told police that Coghill would often jog near the bus stop and
had stopped by the area on more than one occasion"
"The boy said Coghill had visited the bus stop on Monday and touched him
in a way that made him uncomfortable. The boy also told his parents
about the incident on Monday, and the father accompanied the boy to the
bus stop on Wednesday, according to local reports."
"The victim’s father sat in his car waiting to see if Coghill would make
an appearance and touch the child inappropriately. As the boy made his
way to the stop, Coghill stopped his jog and approached the boy,
according to the police report."
And the kid's dad got it on a phone video, and THEN confronted the
alleged perpetrator. A (allegedly) well deserved ass-kicking ensued.
"While he was watching the school bus stop, our suspect ran by him, ran
past the bus stop where the children were waiting. Turned around, came
back and stopped where he touched the child,"
"Coghill was seen placing his hand on the child’s side, before he moved
his hand to the backside of the boy. The father recorded the incident,
which was given to police, and proceeded to tackle Coghill."
tackle = "kick his ass"
"Coghill's skull was fractured and his orbital socket cracked on the
left side of his face."
And NOW he LOOKS like a criminal!!!
The article goes on to talk about how he was a pastor at a local church,
and how the church condemned his actions and basically made the "we will cooperate" statement which is good. I think they are totally in the
clear on this.
"Coghill is currently being held in Oklahoma County Detention Center on
a count of lewd acts to a child."
He should plead guilty. AND he should be on a sex offender list. AND
he should find something to do for a living that keeps him away from
children. (that would help keep him out of jail and out of trouble)
(aka 'Bombastic Bob' in case you wondered)
'Feeling with my fingers, and thinking with my brain' - me
'your story is so touching, but it sounds just like a lie'
"Straighten up and fly right"