Skip to comments.Albany man accused of lewdness aboard ski gondola
Posted on 02/08/2007 9:31:28 AM PST by PDR
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- A 47-year-old data processing supervisor in the state comptroller's office this week denied charges that he was naked and masturbating inside a glass-enclosed ski lift car at a Vermont ski area.
William N. Barret III of Oliver Street, Albany, was charged with felony lewd and lascivious conduct at Stratton Mountain Resort in December. He also was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. He entered his plea Tuesday in Brattleboro District Court.
On Dec. 15, according to police in the town of Winhall, a 26-year-old man riding a gondola down the hill passed Barret's gondola, which was on its way up.
The witness, according to a police affidavit, could see a naked man standing up in the enclosed ski lift car. The witness said the man was masturbating.
The witness noted the number on the side of the gondola and made a report to the ski patrol when he got to the bottom of the hill.
Police and Stratton security greeted a fully dressed Barret at the bottom of the hill, and the witness identified him as the naked lift rider.
Barret told police he had taken off his jacket and shirt "because it was a nice day," authorities said. But the officer at the scene, Gregory Gould, noted he was shivering despite his long-sleeve uniform shirt and several layers.
When Gould saw a black cloth pouch protruding from Barret's pocket, he asked what it was. Barret allegedly replied, "More trouble."
Inside the pouch, Gould said he found a lighter, a glass pipe and a film canister that contained a little over a gram of marijuana.
Barret was issued a citation.
In court Tuesday, he pleaded innocent to the charges. A status conference on the case is scheduled for April 23.
Barret's attorney declined comment. Barret's telephone number is unlisted.
Dan Weiller, a spokesman for the comptroller's office, confirmed that Barret is a data processing supervisor who earns a little more than $80,000 per year. He declined further comment.
Dan Higgins can be reached at 454-5523 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
"Why are men so obsessed with their wee-wees?"
Because it's there.
Obviously you don't have, or if you do, yours doesn't work. :-)
maybe he got Versace's message to Hillary by mistake on his Blackberry?
"Versace: Hillary Clinton Should Drop Her Trousers" -- Versace told Germany's weekly newspaper Die Zeit
I'm of the female gender so no, I don't have one. It just really amazes me though, the lengths some guys will go to for a little pleasure. And to be honest, there's not much that's uglier than a guys whacker....I mean penis. Sorry guys, that's just a fact. :P
You're probably right. I better stay outta this before I get in trouble. :)
WOW! Rosie O'Donnel! Didn't know you posted here!
Form follows function...
I'd like to be on the record as thoroughly disagreeing with the sentiment of this poster on the ugliness/attractiveness question. :)
I don't know about the control question, but I do remember a friend commenting on why men seem to give names to their appendages: "It's because we don't want a total stranger making 95% of our decisions." ;-D
Why are women so obsessed with inferring general conclusions from a specific instance?
For example, "Why are women so obsessed with doing violence to their love-triangle rivals?"
"I'm of the female gender"
So am I.
If I had boobs, I'd want to play with them, too! For now, I have to settle for occasionally playing with them on my girlfriend.
Or more to the point, why are chicks so psycho?
Oh, I'm just being facetious here. Having a bit of fun. I sure got a rise out of you guys! ;)
Has to be connected to someone high up. He got to plead innocent.
Try that next time you're accused of something. For us little guys, there is no such thing as an innocent plea.
Hey, who asked you, perv! I'm getting in trouble here, FA. You gonna watch me drown or throw me a lifeline? :P
Typical chick reaction.
Actually, "Willie" used to make 95% of my decisions, but then I got married and had kids.
Today, Willie is more like a silent partner.
NOW thats a gorgeous view of the Mountains to precipitate that.. (rim shot)..
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