Skip to comments.Man Arrested In Same Sting As Craig Is Acquitted
Posted on 03/08/2008 10:25:02 AM PST by stickman20089
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ― A Minneapolis man arrested in the same airport bathroom sex sting that netted U.S. Senator Larry Craig has been acquitted.
Thirty-nine-year-old Vince Tuzon used a similar argument to Craig in pleading not guilty. Tuzon claimed he wasn't guilty because the police officer initiated the foot-tapping.
A Hennepin County jury agreed with Tuzon.
His lawyer says Tuzon feels he was set up after being "essentially bombarded with overtures" while in the bathroom.
A Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman says they were "disappointed" with the verdict.
Craig was arrested June 11 in the same operation. The Idaho senator first pleaded guilty, but is trying withdraw that plea.
Well, tap my toes!
What the h*ll, do some particular cops volunteer for this duty or what?
What would lead you to suspect that?
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
So this man KNEW the sign language and proclaims that the officer was flirting with HIM.
Doesn’t sound like a good defense.
Meanwhile the case against the politician wasn’t very strong.
The gestures described were obscure at best (but every journalist and talking head suddenly was a “expert” on gay courting ettiquite). In the absence of physical contact, verbal or written language or at the very least an obscene gesture, how is this to be considered a “request” for sex in the washroom?
Disturbing the peace was the best they could get him on and that was what he pled no contest to. The media claimed he pled no contest to sexual solicitation for public sex which is something different altogether.
Then again the media lied and suggested that Mark Foley was dating underage aides and having sex with them in the paige program and that the GOP knew about IM exchanges with a young Democrat staffer and “did nothing” meanwhile the media and the DNC sat on more communications than the GOP had and “did nothing” until they unveiled their October surprise.
Outing them as homosexuals was enough to turn off the base. But the Stalinist Party has to slur their actions by alluding to public sex and child molestation even when it isn’t happening.
Ever since this whole Craig sex sting thingie broke I’ve wondered what would happen to you if some cop tapped your foot pretending to troll for sex while you were in the next stall and you responded by stomping on his foot 6 or 7 times, breaking all his toes.
There are gay cops who take their partners as “ride along” passengers.
You’d probably be charged with assaulting a police officer.
(A) you’d be charged with assaulting a police officer and (B) you’d be charged with gay bashing, a hate crime.
You see, it is considered “wrong” to respond to a sexual invasion of privacy with violence. At least when the pervert a step away from being a rapist is a member of the same sex and the priviledged class.
No gaps underneath for flirting.
where does it say the guy knew what it meant?
Because the policeman was so persistent?
The Cop was Chris Hansen?
The more interesting question is, do they only arrest people who DON’T accept the overture?
That’s about the lowest cop assignment imaginable — “Hey Larry, your new job is to sit in a stall in the airport men’s room and tap your feet under the divider and try to coax homos into a sexual encounter. Any objections?”
Just claim RLS,,
Maybe this is what you get when you've ticked off the lieutenant.
For cryin' out loud! What if someone is sitting on the john and just taps their foot as a nervous reflex without even realizing they're doing anything? The flush the toilet, pull up their pants, leave the stall and get arrested?
C'mon! This is just plain stupid! It is illegal to have sex in a public stall but the last I heard tapping one's foot is still legal. And I've been using public restrooms for 39 years and not once have I ever walked in on gay sex. Not once have I ever had someone try and solicit me for sex. Suddenly we have an epidemic of homo orgies going on in public toilets? Give me a break.
Ok..you are kidding right?
Yours is the MOST sane, articulate and succinct post on this subject yet!! this is such a waste of police tax money, I can’t believe it!
The Police Ride-Along program allows residents to accompany officers during...
Not saying that the officer pulling washroom sex sting duty is gay, but there are gay police officers. Just look at the Village People mascot.
Even in mob cases the authorities have to prove what words like whack and “rub out” mean when defendents are caught on tape supposedly ordering a member to kill someone.
The hand gestures Craig was accused of using are so obscure that the case could not have been successfully made. The plea bargain was considered an easy way to let the charge drop as a minor nusiance offense not worth going to court about.
That it made national headlines was an inside job of reporting.
There are plenty of scandals in Washington.
We had a rapist as president and NOW supported him IN a sexual harassment suit.
Yikes..I am naive.
Suggestion. If you’re in a stall, and you see a foot tapping its way suggestively into your stall, urinate on it. You can plead that you have a bad aim.
You think? You'd have no reason to suspect he was one and he sure didn't identify himself.
"Well your honor he kept tapping and tapping and tapping and I feared for my safety. It was self defense."
Well that just makes Larry Craig even more stupid. I don’t feel sorry for him. He pleaded GUILTY so that means he is bottom line. Get him out of the Senate NOW!!!
Tiptoe through the toilets
With a wide stance and some
Through the toilets
LOL! Thanks alot. Now I'll hear Tiny Tim with that damned ukulele all day!
There easy to spot they have fudge on face.
my guess also
Could be why he's so persistent.
It has happened before. In most cases, the charges are either tossed or the defendant is acquitted.
If somebody can tell me how to snip an excerpt from a podcast, I’ll clip a hilarious bit on Larry Craig and this bathroom business that Norm McDonald did on Dennis Miller’s radio show on October 10 and send it to you.
LOL, maybe you could go with choice "Number Two", and claim that you really have a bad aim.
In Houston the cops do the deed and then arrest them later. No Joke.
The possibility that Larry Craig was somehow set up has occurred to me from beginning. I just can’t figure out how. Maybe some poster knows how set ups like that are done. You have to figure that Democrats outnumber Republicans in this “demographic” by at least 3 to 1. Why haven’t some Democrats been arrested for this? Anymore, I avoid public restrooms like the plague. They’re gross enough enen without this “activity”. And can anyone explain to me why stalls can’t go all the way to the floor? If you did have do get into a locked one, you would use a ladder, and reach over to unlock it, not crawl underneath.
That's a likely possibility, and it kind of corroborates the theory that he was set up personally by some Democrat politician(s), when you consider the MSM's all too frequent propensity to do the Dems' bidding.
He actually committed worse crimes than rape! You can literally get away with murder (think Vince Foster) and treason (think Chinagate) if you are a Democrat!
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