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Albany man accused of lewdness aboard ski gondola
Albany, New York Times-Union ^ | February 8, 2007 | Dan Higgins

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 dhiggins@timesunion.com.


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Why is my first thought that this guy probably voted for both Clintons....
1 posted on 02/08/2007 9:31:30 AM PST by PDR
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To: PDR

I can see this thread going downhill from here


2 posted on 02/08/2007 9:34:07 AM PST by clamper1797 (What's black and brown and looks good on a lawyer ... a pair of Doberman's)
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To: PDR
Vermont

No surprise. I expected the article to say he was a Judge.

3 posted on 02/08/2007 9:34:17 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: clamper1797

or uphill...


4 posted on 02/08/2007 9:34:59 AM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: PDR
What's the problem, this is Vermont after-all!
5 posted on 02/08/2007 9:35:45 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: concerned about politics

FROM New York, IN Vermont.


6 posted on 02/08/2007 9:36:07 AM PST by PDR
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To: expatguy

A new way to use your pole(s) ...


7 posted on 02/08/2007 9:37:43 AM PST by clamper1797 (What's black and brown and looks good on a lawyer ... a pair of Doberman's)
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To: PDR
could see a naked man standing up in the enclosed ski lift car. The witness said the man was masturbating.

Why is my first thought that this guy probably voted for both Clintons....

He could have at least waited until he found a sink.

8 posted on 02/08/2007 9:38:58 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: PDR

It's not his fault, after smoking all that pot he thought he was in the Oval Office and the gondola was a sink.


9 posted on 02/08/2007 9:42:05 AM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: PDR
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

And the point of releasing his income is.......??? A victim of some sort?

10 posted on 02/08/2007 9:43:56 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: PDR

He had to improvise, have you tried to find a phone booth lately?


11 posted on 02/08/2007 9:43:57 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: PDR

They should put him and Lisa Marie Nowak in the same cell-now there is some great reality TV. "Must see TV"


12 posted on 02/08/2007 9:44:07 AM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: PDR

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "ski pole" doesn't it?


13 posted on 02/08/2007 9:44:32 AM PST by calex59
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To: clamper1797

Why are men so obsessed with their wee-wees?


14 posted on 02/08/2007 9:45:48 AM PST by derllak
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To: derllak

And why does anyone over the age of five call it a wee-wee? :)


15 posted on 02/08/2007 9:48:06 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: concerned about politics

Public service, so you'll know his salary requirements when he comes looking for a job. His desired perks were already detailed.


16 posted on 02/08/2007 9:48:15 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: clamper1797
I can see this thread going downhill from here

argh groan
17 posted on 02/08/2007 9:49:39 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: concerned about politics
And the point of releasing his income is.......??? A victim of some sort?

This kind of info is in a lot of stories about public employees, whether it is relevant or not. Reporters search for any info they can find on an individual, and since a public employee's salary is a matter of public record, they stick it in the story.
18 posted on 02/08/2007 9:51:36 AM PST by drjimmy
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To: linda_22003

Just trying to be proper, but if you insist, I'll rephrase it. Why are men so obsessed with their penis?
Really. I want to know. :)


19 posted on 02/08/2007 9:52:46 AM PST by derllak
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To: PDR

Except for the disgusting visual this gives and the resulting cost for sterilizing the gondola,,,,

Who Cares? He's a perv in Vermont! Shoot him and lets move on.


20 posted on 02/08/2007 9:52:58 AM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: derllak

"Why are men so obsessed with their wee-wees?"

Because it's there.


21 posted on 02/08/2007 9:53:40 AM PST by LibSnubber (Liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: derllak

Obviously you don't have, or if you do, yours doesn't work. :-)


22 posted on 02/08/2007 9:54:45 AM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: PDR

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


23 posted on 02/08/2007 10:00:25 AM PST by all_mighty_dollar
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To: JoeSixPack1; LibSnubber

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


24 posted on 02/08/2007 10:01:38 AM PST by derllak
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To: derllak
Really. I want to know.

Really, no you don't, really.
25 posted on 02/08/2007 10:02:10 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

You're probably right. I better stay outta this before I get in trouble. :)


26 posted on 02/08/2007 10:03:33 AM PST by derllak
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To: derllak

WOW! Rosie O'Donnel! Didn't know you posted here!


27 posted on 02/08/2007 10:05:18 AM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: derllak

Form follows function...


28 posted on 02/08/2007 10:06:51 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: derllak

I'd like to be on the record as thoroughly disagreeing with the sentiment of this poster on the ugliness/attractiveness question. :)


29 posted on 02/08/2007 10:06:56 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: HEY4QDEMS

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


30 posted on 02/08/2007 10:08:24 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: derllak
Why are men so obsessed with their wee-wees?

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?"

31 posted on 02/08/2007 10:09:59 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: derllak

"I'm of the female gender"

So am I.


32 posted on 02/08/2007 10:10:11 AM PST by LibSnubber (Liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: derllak

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.


33 posted on 02/08/2007 10:10:22 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors." GOHUNTER08!)
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To: HIDEK6

Or more to the point, why are chicks so psycho?


34 posted on 02/08/2007 10:11:07 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors." GOHUNTER08!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; JoeSixPack1; linda_22003

Oh, I'm just being facetious here. Having a bit of fun. I sure got a rise out of you guys! ;)


35 posted on 02/08/2007 10:11:51 AM PST by derllak
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To: PDR

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.


36 posted on 02/08/2007 10:12:00 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Hey, who asked you, perv! I'm getting in trouble here, FA. You gonna watch me drown or throw me a lifeline? :P


37 posted on 02/08/2007 10:13:31 AM PST by derllak
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To: derllak
Oh, I'm just being facetious here. Having a bit of fun.

Typical chick reaction.

38 posted on 02/08/2007 10:13:52 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: linda_22003

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.


39 posted on 02/08/2007 10:14:03 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: PDR
[.. 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. ..]

NOW thats a gorgeous view of the Mountains to precipitate that.. (rim shot)..

40 posted on 02/08/2007 10:16:30 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: derllak

LOL, you made your own mess!


41 posted on 02/08/2007 10:16:58 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors." GOHUNTER08!)
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To: HIDEK6

Awwww, I'm harmless, just feeling a bit goofy today. I'll behave now.


42 posted on 02/08/2007 10:17:21 AM PST by derllak
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To: derllak
I sure got a rise out of you guys! ;)

Great, now I have to go find a gondola.

43 posted on 02/08/2007 10:17:34 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Fierce Allegiance

And I thought you were my friend.....:P


44 posted on 02/08/2007 10:18:28 AM PST by derllak
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To: derllak
". . . And to be honest, there's not much that's uglier than a guys whacker. . ."


45 posted on 02/08/2007 10:18:33 AM PST by blues_guitarist ( . . . As in the days of Noah!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Nooooooo!


46 posted on 02/08/2007 10:19:12 AM PST by derllak
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To: derllak
I'm harmless, just feeling a bit goofy today.

I'll bet he's loving every minute of it!

47 posted on 02/08/2007 10:19:32 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors." GOHUNTER08!)
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To: derllak

Yeah, but this is good sport to watch. LOL!


48 posted on 02/08/2007 10:20:14 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors." GOHUNTER08!)
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To: blues_guitarist

Slim needs that for his trip to the gondola. I'm sure he appreciates it!


49 posted on 02/08/2007 10:20:35 AM PST by derllak
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To: blues_guitarist

Ewww, that's where Woody goes to die.


50 posted on 02/08/2007 10:20:55 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance ("Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors." GOHUNTER08!)
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