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Foot-Tapping Ritual Common in Sex Sting
guardian ^ | 08/30/07 | STEVE KARNOWSKI

Posted on 08/29/2007 8:11:54 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A foot-tapping ritual was a common thread in many of the 41 arrests reported during a four-month airport bathroom sting that snared Sen. Larry Craig. An undercover officer would take a seat in a stall. Soon another man would sit in the stall next door and start tapping his foot, perhaps moving it closer to the officer's. The officer would move his foot up and down slowly. The suspect might then extend his hand under the divider between the stalls, sometimes repeatedly. That would be enough to get the man busted.

Airport police reports obtained by The Associated Press gave strikingly similar accounts of the events that led to the 41 arrests officers made for alleged lewd conduct in public restrooms in the main terminal of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during the May-August sting.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 110th; craig; foottapping; gay; homosexualagenda; istapdancinghomo; larrycraig; msp; publicsex; ronpaulvoters; sexsting; sting; widestance
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1 posted on 08/29/2007 8:11:56 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

Restless leg syndrome sufferers, beware.


2 posted on 08/29/2007 8:13:07 PM PDT by flowerplough (Oh, Marge, trying is just the first step toward failure...)
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To: TornadoAlley3

How low do you have to sink to want to have sex in a public bathroom. That dirty smelly metaphor for Socialism.


3 posted on 08/29/2007 8:14:20 PM PDT by Kozak
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To: TornadoAlley3
Sen. Craig MAY just have an out in this case. All he needs to say is that when he was tapping his foot like this:

tap-tap tap-TAP-TAP-TAP
TAP-tap-TAP-TAP-TAP
TAP-TAP-tap-tap-TAP-TAP-tap-TAP-TAP

He was signaling "I am not gay" in Morse Code.

4 posted on 08/29/2007 8:14:45 PM PDT by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Wow, I guess I won’t be tempted to tap my foot while listening to my I-pod on the crapper, or engage in dueling foottapping with my neighbor. lol


5 posted on 08/29/2007 8:15:16 PM PDT by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Soliciting sex in a public restroom is disgusting. But I’m not so sure the “evidence” the police had would convict someone “beyond a reasonable doubt”.


6 posted on 08/29/2007 8:17:03 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: TornadoAlley3
I hope they throw the book at the whole lot of these sick bastards.

This past weekend I had to tell my son he couldn’t go to the movies with his 13 year old sister. I didn’t say why, but at his age she can’t take him into the ladies room and he sure as hell isn’t going into a public mens room by himself thanks to demented perverts like these

7 posted on 08/29/2007 8:17:55 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
When I was at Cornell, a friend came back from the main library and told an unbelievable story. He went to the bathroom and glanced towards the stalls. There was one guy crouched down squatting on his knees facing the stall next door. In the other stall someone else was doing the same, except they had their head down there as well.

Public bathrooms are gay cruising spots at liberal arts universities, such as the on Keith Olbermann attended.

8 posted on 08/29/2007 8:19:47 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Next week on Animal Planet - gay bathroom sex and its secret mating rituals.

(Rated PG)

9 posted on 08/29/2007 8:20:40 PM PDT by M203M4 (Vote conservatism in 2008, have some standards - a Marxist is a Marxist)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Don’t tell me he was — gasp! — paradiddling?

(A little sick drummer humor there.)


10 posted on 08/29/2007 8:22:16 PM PDT by csn vinnie
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To: TornadoAlley3

The article mentioned that Senator Craig positioned his luggage at the stall door in an attempt to conceal the intended activity. In San Francisco, gay men take two shopping bags into the stall. They both stand in the bags, so no one can see that the two of them are “engaged.”


11 posted on 08/29/2007 8:24:42 PM PDT by kilowhskey ("I Carry a Gun Because I Cannot Carry A Cop.")
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To: csn vinnie
ROFLMAO!!!
12 posted on 08/29/2007 8:24:50 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Criticize me if you will but just don't circumcise me any more.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Around here were are more interested in toe curling.


13 posted on 08/29/2007 8:25:49 PM PDT by elizabetty (Was it Dolly Madison or Dolli Madison? First Ladies should not end their name with "I")
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To: TornadoAlley3
Be careful who you tap your foot to in a public bathroom.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

14 posted on 08/29/2007 8:25:53 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
15 posted on 08/29/2007 8:27:37 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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To: TornadoAlley3

Someone on a news discussion panel said:

“I thought 3 taps meant ‘pass the sports section’.”


16 posted on 08/29/2007 8:28:18 PM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Note to self: Do NOT take Ipod into restroom stall.


17 posted on 08/29/2007 8:28:24 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

18 posted on 08/29/2007 8:28:30 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Senator Craig I Am

I am not gay with a coked up page
I am not gay with the underaged
I am not gay when I tap your foot
I am not gay keep your big mouth shut
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

I am not gay with a wide, wide stance
I am not gay in my senator pants
I am not gay with a cat in a hat
Here's my card--what do you think of that?
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

I am not gay in an Idaho paper
I am not gay please hide my caper
I am not gay in my childless marriage
I am not gay in a baby carriage
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

I am not gay with an undercover dick
I am not gay--no, not a lick
I saw some paper on the floor
I picked it up--no, nothing more
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

Let me be clear, I am not vague
I dearly love my Mrs. Craig
I am not a sad old perv
My only desire is to serve
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

19 posted on 08/29/2007 8:28:36 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: csn vinnie

ruff - kick - slpashhhhhhh


20 posted on 08/29/2007 8:29:42 PM PDT by uptoolate (How can a Holy, Righteous, and Just God NOT kill me for what I said, thought and did yesterday)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Chances are he’s probably guilty but what if the hand under the stall was accompanied by, “for the love of God, please pass me some TP, I’m about to miss my flight?” For that matter, the officer was in the stall for about 13 mins before the Senator sat down next door. Now ... what did the stalled officer know about the availability of other seats? I know sometimes all the doors seem closed and when you gotta go, you gotta go. Sometimes seeing a shirt through the door crack helps to rule out doors to try before assuming the throne. That was what I was thinking when I read the account up until the footsie stuff was described. But there is a slim chance for this to be a horrible misunderstanding. Then again, if that were the case, NFW would I plead guilty.


21 posted on 08/29/2007 8:29:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Either the sting netted local perverts or the interstate perverts have a web site or something to spread the secret code. Whatever happened to numbers on the stall walls? This is all getting way to weird...I don’t think I want any more enlightenment on this subject.
22 posted on 08/29/2007 8:29:59 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: inkling

The part that is not clearly explained in the story is that the tapping is the guy stretching his foot under the stall and tapping his neighbor’s shoe. I didn’t get this until Craig made the story that this is all a big misunderstanding and he just has an extra wide stance while doing his business. He “accidentally” tapped the cop’s foot while this silly cop just didn’t understand that Sen. Larry was just practicing his extra-wide delivery method. What a pig!


23 posted on 08/29/2007 8:30:02 PM PDT by untwist
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To: TornadoAlley3
I had someone reach under once. I gave the guy a handful of toilet paper. One should investigate the mental stability of people who pick up their dates in restrooms. It sure changes the picture of what catching a swift wind means. Bathroom sex pickups have been common with male homosexuals even with the more lenient atmosphere today and even known openly homosexual men have been arrested soliciting sex in restrooms.
24 posted on 08/29/2007 8:30:16 PM PDT by Maelstorm (When ideas are considered equal regardless of content, then arriving at truth becomes an accident.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“He also insisted he is not gay.”

Yes, but he did not insist he isn’t “bi”.

I wonder what his wife thinks when she kisses him - if she does....


25 posted on 08/29/2007 8:30:30 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: inkling

Your Morse code was a little off. The correct version is:

tap tap
TAP TAP
TAP tap
TAP TAP TAP
TAP
TAP TAP tap
tap TAP
TAP tap TAP TAP


26 posted on 08/29/2007 8:33:35 PM PDT by balls (Religion is the root of all evil)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I have no doubt that Craig did this, but this is the first I’ve ever heard of this foot-tapping stuff. I’m pretty hyper-active so I’m sure I’ve tapped my foot in restrooms before. I’m never using a public restroom again.


27 posted on 08/29/2007 8:34:46 PM PDT by loreldan (Without coffee I am nothing.)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Excellent point! Kind of like hiding in plain sight.


28 posted on 08/29/2007 8:35:44 PM PDT by kilowhskey ("I Carry a Gun Because I Cannot Carry A Cop.")
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To: TornadoAlley3

Being a vice cop can’t be easy. Imagine spending your working hours sitting on a potty waiting for gays to make a pass at you.


29 posted on 08/29/2007 8:37:10 PM PDT by xJones
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To: kilowhskey
The article mentioned that Senator Craig positioned his luggage at the stall door in an attempt to conceal the intended activity.

Devil's Advocate time again ... would you leave your luggage outside the stall or bring it in with you? The latter of course, lest someone spot it and either steal it or have the bomb squad blow it up as unattended luggage. Next, now it is in the stall with you ... where would you put it? Cramped in between the side wall and your leg, down near the bowl where the floor is probably wet, or as far away from you as possible where you have the most leg room and the floor is probably less soiled? And where it is most obvious to those outside that the stall is occupied?

Placing luggage in front of the door may well be where people put it to block the view of their perverted activities ... but it is where everybody else likely places it too.

Strange to be pointing this all out on the day of Richard Jewell's death.

30 posted on 08/29/2007 8:37:16 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: TornadoAlley3

My now gay brother says whistling a tune in the bathroom is “the signal”, not tapping your feet. If you are straight, it is probably just not a good idea to be reacting to music at all while in the men’s room.


31 posted on 08/29/2007 8:37:23 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (Global warming? Hell, in Texas, we just call that "summer".)
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To: untwist

I had heard, no confirmation yet though, that the officer had showed his badge under the stall and that the Senator then said, “Noooo!”


32 posted on 08/29/2007 8:38:03 PM PDT by uptoolate (How can a Holy, Righteous, and Just God NOT kill me for what I said, thought and did yesterday)
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To: kilowhskey
What do they do, drill a hole in the wall? I don’t get it. I do know “Gays” hang out in public restrooms and copulate, but unless I’m very naive I don’t see how they can between walled bathroom stalls. I’m sure this activity is sanctioned among Liberals and is not something likely to spread AIDs. // Sarcasm off
33 posted on 08/29/2007 8:40:07 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats have plenty of patience for anti-American dictators but none for Iraqi democrats.)
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To: uptoolate

Yes, that is what the policeman said and is in the police report. Craig shouted No!! and ran without flushing or washing his hands. The cop stopped him at the door and he was arrested.


34 posted on 08/29/2007 8:42:03 PM PDT by untwist
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To: NonValueAdded

I appreciate your devil’s advocacy. Your point is well taken in the case of someone traveling alone. In Craig’s case, isn’t it likely that he had at least one assistant traveling with him who would be more than willing to watch his bag?


35 posted on 08/29/2007 8:43:22 PM PDT by kilowhskey ("I Carry a Gun Because I Cannot Carry A Cop.")
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To: xJones
Being a vice cop can’t be easy. Imagine spending your working hours sitting on a potty waiting for gays to make a pass at you.

True. And I'd like to think that after a while, like anyone else, you get good at your job, and you start to learn what's what. I imagine that the cop could tell the difference between "restless leg" and "let's have fun". I'm sure he's done this before.

36 posted on 08/29/2007 8:45:47 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: elhombrelibre

What they do is agree to meet at a certain time. They both walk into the same stall and step into the shopping bags. Does that explain it?


37 posted on 08/29/2007 8:47:08 PM PDT by kilowhskey ("I Carry a Gun Because I Cannot Carry A Cop.")
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To: Kozak

How low do you have to sink to want to have sex in a public bathroom. That dirty smelly metaphor for Socialism.


The public bathroom is the cleanest part of the whole disgusting act...........


38 posted on 08/29/2007 8:48:17 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: vox humana

Did you write that? Very clever.


39 posted on 08/29/2007 8:48:25 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: xJones
Being a vice cop can’t be easy. Imagine spending your working hours sitting on a potty waiting for gays to make a pass at you.

It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Then there is the thrill of victory when you reel in a big fish like a U.S. Senator!

40 posted on 08/29/2007 8:48:46 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: flowerplough

cicadis?


41 posted on 08/29/2007 8:50:37 PM PDT by Oystir
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To: finnman69
I found out about stuff like this in a very ugly way. Was at IU. Had imbibed overly the night before, and eaten an obnoxious amount of hot wings. My first class was in Balintine hall the next day. It was a small class, so it was on one of the higher floors in the building. I think it was linear programming/managerial econ, but I don’t remember the specific class. Anyway, it was an early class. The cheap wings and cheap beer had caused me terrible intestinal distress.

I am weird in that I would not use a public stall short of a life and death situation. This was life and death when I got there. OK, so what do I do. Down here on the main floor, or clench and head up to the class floor and find a clean stall. The big question was could I make it to the upstairs what I assumed were less used cleaner stalls.

So off I went to the cleaner (I rationalized) stall. Bad choice I get there rush in sit down and OMG... Hot wings and very cheap nasty college beer in large quantities have consequences. I was so relieved until.... I noticed the +/-5 inch diameter holes on both sides of the stall. Graffiti around the holes suggesting... well lets call it Craig (or is it Craig’s List) like behavior. Thank GOD!!! the place was empty except for me.

I got the hell out of there quickly. After telling some friends about it I was later told these kind of things were all over campus. I was told it was mostly poli sci, journalism and music students that were into the “glory hole” restrooms. Go figure.

42 posted on 08/29/2007 8:50:44 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
The officer would move his foot up and down slowly. The suspect might then extend his hand under the divider between the stalls, sometimes repeatedly.


"That sh!t is whack!"

43 posted on 08/29/2007 8:51:43 PM PDT by jdm
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To: ElkGroveDan
This past weekend I had to tell my son he couldn’t go to the movies with his 13 year old sister. I didn’t say why, but at his age she can’t take him into the ladies room and he sure as hell isn’t going into a public mens room by himself thanks to demented perverts like these

I know it takes a lot of faith to believe in the good of people, but I am a mother who has two boys. After they got to the point that I could not take them into the women's restroom anymore, I had to hang out, my ear pressed to the door listening for anything that I thought was out of order. I had pilots, attorneys, CPAs, firemen, middle managers, any number of men come out of the restrooms reporting that my boys washed up after peeing and made menshes of themselves. There are a lot of good people out there. (But I have had to hang out, loitering around a lot of men's restrooms, looking like a pervert myself.) Now, I have two teenage sons who would kill anyone who tried to mess with a kid in a public bathroom.

44 posted on 08/29/2007 8:51:45 PM PDT by Free State Four
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To: TornadoAlley3
Craig should have claimed that when he stuck his hand under the opening, he was handing out a Christian gospel tract.

Born-again Christians are always armed with gospel tracts and some of the more missionary-minded make a point to place a tract in every stall of every public restroom they visit.

45 posted on 08/29/2007 8:53:09 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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More than you ever wanted to know about this is here:

http://www.idahostatesman.com/1264/index.html


46 posted on 08/29/2007 8:54:07 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: uptoolate
I had heard, no confirmation yet though, that the officer had showed his badge under the stall and that the Senator then said, “Noooo!”

Always read the photocopies of police reports that are posted at thesmokinggun.com.

The MSM always leaves out details that are in the actual police report.

47 posted on 08/29/2007 8:55:13 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: untwist

A caller on talk radio yesterday pointed out: How would the senator use a wide stance with his pants down around his ankles?


48 posted on 08/29/2007 8:55:16 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: kilowhskey

And now that I know I have to ask why did I ask? Is there no limit to how disgusting these folks can be? Alternative life style? Hell, it’s simply meaningless promiscuous gratification for brazen hedonistic onanists. Craig needs to resign.


49 posted on 08/29/2007 8:55:33 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats have plenty of patience for anti-American dictators but none for Iraqi democrats.)
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To: elhombrelibre

See my post http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1888654/posts?page=42#42


50 posted on 08/29/2007 8:56:36 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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