Saturday, December 29, 2007

Topless Woman Lured Perverts in Police Sting

Robin Garrison, an off-duty 42-year-old firefighter, was walking in Berliner Park in Columbus, Ohio, in May when he saw a woman sunbathing topless under a tree.

He approached her and they started talking and getting comfortable, the woman smiling and resting her foot on his shoulder at one point.

Eventually, she asked to see Garrison's penis; he unzipped his pants and complied.

Seconds later, undercover police officers pulled up in a van and arrested Garrison; he was later charged with public indecency, a misdemeanor, based on video footage taken by cops who were targeting men having sex or masturbating in the park. While topless sunbathing is legal in the city's parks, exposing more than that is against the law.

The case is just one of the more extreme examples of police stings aimed at luring people into committing crimes, a tactic that has resulted in hundreds of arrests, many convictions and plenty of controversy."

Consenting single adults acting in relative privacy? Or perverts all but fornicating in public? I can honestly say that were I unattached I'd be too shy to expose myself no matter how attractive the woman was who did the asking. There's simply something called propriety and decorum and oh yes, common decency. Get a room. On the other hand, I believe law enforcement hideously wrong for entrapping the guy like that. Go catch a criminal why don't ya.

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