Skip to comments.Boy propositioned in Sears bathroom [It was more than just that!]
Posted on 09/03/2009 12:49:01 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
DAYTONA BEACH -- The men's restroom on the second floor of the Volusia Mall Sears is no place for children, police said Wednesday with the release of surveillance photos of a man believed to have made sexual advances toward a 13-year-old boy.
"Our biggest fear is children going into these bathrooms, especially with these predators circling around," Police Chief Mike Chitwood said. "It was just a matter of time before something like this was going to happen."
The boy, visiting from Illinois with his godparents, was propositioned two weeks ago in the restroom, Chitwood said.
The man was in a stall and slid toilet paper through one of the cracks. Then he asked the boy a lewd question.
"I guess that's what they do now. It used to be tapping their foot," Chitwood said, making reference to a 2007 undercover sting inside the same restroom, in which nine men were arrested and accused of engaging in questionable behavior.
The boy rebuffed the suspect, a report states, and, when the youngster came out of the stall, the man was waiting for him near the urinal and repeated his lewd question. As the boy hurried to the door, the suspect exposed himself and "began rubbing himself."
This Sears restroom still appears on a Web site that exists for men to meet one another, Chitwood said.
"They advertise these bathrooms," the chief said. "A 13-year-old boy comes to our city, and this is what they are exposed to."
He said a number of the men arrested "in the Sears bathroom we all know so well," are from the west side of the state.
During the 2007 sting, some of the men were local, notably former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Mike Shallow.
Misdemeanor charges against Shallow, who was nabbed by Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Rich Gardner during the operation, were later dismissed by a judge. A county judge ruled that Gardner's peeking at Shallow through the stall was an "illegal search."
I guess word never got out that “The Softer Side of Sears” ad campaign has been cancelled.
ah what did I just post?
Public healthcare is like public toilets. They both stink!
True story....the Sears in SouthPark Mall in Charlotte NC had to be shut down back in the late 90’s because of all the ‘cruising’ going on.
If the queers are “advertising” these bathrooms, and the police know about it, why aren’t the cops waiting for the pervs?
In NH, they wanted to give these pervs the “right” to use mens or womens bathrooms.
What they ought to give them is time behind bars with shock therapy reprogramming.
True story....the Sears men’s bathroom in SouthPark Mall in Charlotte NC had to be shut down back in the late 90’s because of all the ‘cruising’ going on.
The mens bathroom in Sears had to be shutdown..
The Sears at Florence Mall in northern Ky was the same way.
Is he a Democrat or a fellow traveller of Sen. Larry Craig?
And yet, we never hear the liberal media reporting these things.
Was it a US Senator?
Sounds like a Congressional coat room.
Sears: Life...well, spent (in the john!)
Queers love Sears.
Not yet, and hopefully never.
From the article:
"He said a number of the men arrested "in the Sears bathroom we all know so well," are from the west side of the state."
Stimulate the economy, and take the fun out of cruising the restrooms: Hire little old ladies to dole out the toilet paper, keep the room clean, and keep order in the place as they use to do in public restrooms in Germany!
They have surveillance cameras in rest rooms?
I hope they arrested that perv and he gets like life and a half in an electric chair
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