Really? All this for a drunk playing with a piece of cardboard? What a waste of time and money! Oh the horror! So now it's a crime to fondle an inanimate object? Anybody else, they would have thrown them in jail and sleep until they were sober, but because it's a ex-sex offender, they turn it into a circus.
By Andrew Amelinckx
PITTSFIELD - A convicted sex offender admitted he kissed and fondled a cardboard cutout of a woman, which was part of a North Street pharmacy's advertising display. [name withheld], 57, of Pittsfield, pleaded guilty to a single count of disturbing the peace, subsequent offense, and was ordered to pay a $200 fine by Central Berkshire District Court Judge Fredric D. Rutberg.
Saturday around 5 p.m., [name withheld], who was allegedly intoxicated, walked into the Rite Aid pharmacy, "grabbed hold of the sunglass display, hugged it tightly and then began to lick and kiss the face of the female party on the display," according to a Pittsfield Police report.
This behavior lasted about a minute, according to police, and ended when [name withheld] fell to the floor. He eventually got back on his feet and began yelling and screaming, according to the police report. Meanwhile, [name withheld]'s behavior apparently scared customers who "actively" tried to get away from the area. [name withheld] was arrested by the Pittsfield Police.
[name withheld] is a Level 3 sex offender, and therefore is considered to be at a high risk for reoffending. In 1991, he was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Last year, he was convicted of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, according to the Sex Offender Registry Board.