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Boy propositioned in Sears bathroom [It was more than just that!]
Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | 09/03/09 | Julie Murphy

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."

julie.murphy@news-jrnl.com


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bathroomsex; celebrateperversity; chickenhawk; cruising; cultureofcorruption; gayfuture; gaymarriage; gayrecruituing; homosexual; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; lavendermafia; publicsex; roughtrade; shadowgovernment
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1 posted on 09/03/2009 12:49:02 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Bodleian_Girl

I guess word never got out that “The Softer Side of Sears” ad campaign has been cancelled.


2 posted on 09/03/2009 12:51:29 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

ah what did I just post?
Public healthcare is like public toilets. They both stink!


3 posted on 09/03/2009 12:52:02 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

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.


4 posted on 09/03/2009 12:52:35 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Bodleian_Girl

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.


5 posted on 09/03/2009 12:53:06 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

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.


6 posted on 09/03/2009 12:53:14 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge

The mens bathroom in Sears had to be shutdown..


7 posted on 09/03/2009 12:54:05 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge

The Sears at Florence Mall in northern Ky was the same way.


8 posted on 09/03/2009 12:55:28 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Bodleian_Girl
During the 2007 sting, some of the men were local, notably former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Mike Shallow.

Is he a Democrat or a fellow traveller of Sen. Larry Craig?

9 posted on 09/03/2009 12:56:34 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

And yet, we never hear the liberal media reporting these things.


10 posted on 09/03/2009 12:57:14 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Was it a US Senator?


11 posted on 09/03/2009 12:57:22 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Sounds like a Congressional coat room.


12 posted on 09/03/2009 12:57:31 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Sears: Life...well, spent (in the john!)


13 posted on 09/03/2009 12:58:44 PM PDT by Jagman (They comport, We deride!)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Queers love Sears.


14 posted on 09/03/2009 1:00:42 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Bodleian_Girl
Sears needs to hire a Restroom Attendant. Someone to keep the place clean, stocked, exc... and keep the pervs out. Ewwwww..
15 posted on 09/03/2009 1:01:45 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Ask His forgiveness. Don't wait.)
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To: KoRn; Bodleian_Girl
"Was it a US Senator?"

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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."


16 posted on 09/03/2009 1:04:00 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

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!


17 posted on 09/03/2009 1:04:07 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: ari-freedom
I visited other countries like New Zealand and Japan and their bathroom stalls offer much better privacy. Full length doors and partition walls and no cracks between door and partition.

One bathroom that is very pathetic is a rest stop on the IL side of the IN/IL border on the West Bound side of I-64. The top of the stall doors, a person even 5'6" can see over the doors. No privacy. I would go a few miles down to the IL 1 exit and use the gas station bathroom before I would use the rest stop one !

Public healthcare is like public toilets. They both stink!
18 posted on 09/03/2009 1:04:35 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Bodleian_Girl

They have surveillance cameras in rest rooms?


19 posted on 09/03/2009 1:07:54 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

just ewwwwwe.

I hope they arrested that perv and he gets like life and a half in an electric chair


20 posted on 09/03/2009 1:09:25 PM PDT by the long march
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To: Bodleian_Girl

I don’t get it. Foot-tapping? Public restrooms? It’s like that case with congressman whatsizname, in an airport restroom. These places have a constant traffic of people through them. How could somebody think they’re not going to get caught... it’s a busy place fercryinoutloud!


21 posted on 09/03/2009 1:09:36 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

At the very least, perhaps Sears should put a motion detector in the men’s room. When the sensor indicates that someone is there too long, then security can check it out.

Posting “No Loitering” signs could work too.

Maybe Sears should have a single key that they hand out to anyone who wants to go to the bathroom. That way, only one person is in bathroom at a time.


22 posted on 09/03/2009 1:09:46 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

i live in volusia county and it is a big problem...we have a park on the water that tore down the multi bathrooms it had and built new ones that are individual rooms...now whenever you go there the bathrooms are all locked so no one can use them...all this due to the homosexual activity...


23 posted on 09/03/2009 1:10:46 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: trumandogz

all charges were dropped against him if i recall correctly...


24 posted on 09/03/2009 1:11:51 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Bodleian_Girl

These predators are all over. I got a call from a YMCA camp my boys attended to say they learned one of the counselors was touching boys in the shower. Thankfully, my boys were not directly involved, but he was assigned to their cabin.

One of my sons is into body building, so he’s fit, and good looking to boot. Homos literally stalk him. He’s had to repeatedly report a couple of predatory gay men to the gym manager. The gym is in a very nice area, too. These guys were hitting on several young men, but only one was going after minors. Eventually, the manager got so many complaints from young men and parents that he kicked out one of the offenders.


25 posted on 09/03/2009 1:16:24 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: tatsinfla

Adults who proposition minors should be publicly caned.


26 posted on 09/03/2009 1:16:42 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Health Care Reform has met the DEATH Panel.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

I was chastised for overreacting when my then 12 yr. old son went into a restroom in Target and a man ran out grabbed a camera and headed back in laughing. I was watching, so I ran in, and demanded to know what he was doing with the camera, while my son was the only other person in the bathroom taking care of his business. There was not an answer, I reported it to management, my son was angry and embarrassed, I would do it again.


27 posted on 09/03/2009 1:17:39 PM PDT by All Blue State
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To: tatsinfla
what do you want to bet that within 10 years that guy has raped a boy and everyone will be pointing back to this incident as having been the point where he could of been taken off the street.
28 posted on 09/03/2009 1:20:02 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: Bodleian_Girl
My mom would not allow me to go into the men's bathroom until I was about 6 or 7. This is the reason.

Department stores, libraries, and Home Depots seem to have this particular problem with their men's bathrooms, judging from arrests.

29 posted on 09/03/2009 1:21:49 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Calling Senator Craig and Vitter...two freaks who were probably at that Sears.


30 posted on 09/03/2009 1:26:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Jeff Chandler
Adults who knowingly proposition minors should be publicly caned hanged until sundown, then have their dead bodies cut down for the buzzards to eat, IF the buzzards are desperate enough.

There ya go Jeff, fixed that for ya, lol ;)
31 posted on 09/03/2009 1:33:36 PM PDT by mkjessup (How much did you get paid McCain, for throwing the Election for Comrade 0bama huh?)
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To: keats5

Can’t be. The Gaystapo say that homosexuals aren’t event attracted to heterosexual men.


32 posted on 09/03/2009 1:34:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: Westbrook
They have tried. end of the article:

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."

33 posted on 09/03/2009 1:35:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Ramius

busy place = high turnover rate.


34 posted on 09/03/2009 1:36:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: TMA62

Posting “No Loitering” signs could work too
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Let’s see, they’re knowingly breaking the law with their pickups in public restrooms, but you think they might be dissuaded by a No Loitering sign?

Seems unlikely to me.


35 posted on 09/03/2009 1:37:56 PM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

We had a Five Star “Notorious” Rest Room in our City Hall.


36 posted on 09/03/2009 1:40:49 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

I was at a highway rest stop with my kids a few years ago. My son was about 13 or so and too old to come into the ladies room with my daughters and I so I sent him down the hallway towards the men’s room. I saw a guy come out of the men’s room, look my son up and down, do a U turn and follow him. I ran down the hallway and got right behind the guy and literally breathed down his neck! He did another U turn and left. He was practically running by the time he reached the door!


37 posted on 09/03/2009 1:41:36 PM PDT by momteacherandvp (Don't put your lips on that thing!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

A rest stop on Interstate4 Just east of Tampa, Florida was shut dpwn for the same reason.


38 posted on 09/03/2009 1:41:43 PM PDT by sport
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To: dmz

“Let’s see, they’re knowingly breaking the law with their pickups in public restrooms, but you think they might be dissuaded by a No Loitering sign?

Seems unlikely to me.”
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On second thought, I think you are right. Instead of “No Loitering” signs, Sears should simply post a map with directions to the nearest DNC or ACLU restroom. That should take care of the problem!


39 posted on 09/03/2009 1:48:38 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

I remember one ingenious individual who business restroom was being used by sodomites, came up with a novel solution.

When the restroom was remodeled, he had spray nozzles installed in the walls, so to clean the restroom, an employee could just remove a drain cap, remove the toilet paper roll and paper towels, spray some strong cleaner on surfaces to be sanitized, then exit the restroom, and turn on the spray valve. Woosh!

It also worked well when the small security cam above the spray level saw one of the pervs hanging out in there. Woosh! Soaking wet, they would complain until the manager threatened to call the police on them, then they would take off.

It was worth it to replace the sodden roll of toilet paper.


40 posted on 09/03/2009 1:53:01 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: CORedneck
One bathroom that is very pathetic is a rest stop on the IL side of the IN/IL border on the West Bound side of I-64.

I've probably stopped at that one.

Actually, come to think of it, the rest areas in Illinois were generally pathetic, at least, compared to the ones in Indiana.

41 posted on 09/03/2009 1:54:12 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (May God save the American Republic.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Hey, Mike Alstott isn’t a pervert.


42 posted on 09/03/2009 1:55:10 PM PDT by Armando Guerra
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To: Bodleian_Girl

A few parents should get together a beat the hell out of these dangerous perverts. It might discourage them JUST a little more than some lib judge dropping charges.


43 posted on 09/03/2009 1:57:24 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

But Hollywood and academia want you to know this is okay because the restroom perverts have beautiful minds.


44 posted on 09/03/2009 1:57:59 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: TMA62

On second thought, I think you are right. Instead of “No Loitering” signs, Sears should simply post a map with directions to the nearest DNC or ACLU restroom. That should take care of the problem!
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Or Larry Craig’s home.


45 posted on 09/03/2009 1:59:47 PM PDT by dmz
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To: mkjessup

Wht not cane them, THEN hang them?


46 posted on 09/03/2009 2:06:16 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: CORedneck
I visited other countries like New Zealand and Japan and their bathroom stalls offer much better privacy. Full length doors and partition walls and no cracks between door and partition.

That's how they are in many foreign countries (well, those foreign countries that actually have public restrooms). Floor to ceiling partitions. Stall doors with normal door knobs. Wonder why ours aren't like this? Can't be that expensive.

47 posted on 09/03/2009 2:12:37 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: the long march

Comment made by “Media Mike” Chitwood, our former Chief of Police in Portland, Maine; formerly a detective in Philadelphia, who discovered the remains of Ira Einhorn’s victim in a trunk and pursued him for 20+ years.
Real stand up guy; “Retired” to warmer climes, I see.


48 posted on 09/03/2009 2:15:03 PM PDT by pingman (Recession be damned; I refuse to participate!)
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To: a fool in paradise
The Gaystapo say that homosexuals aren’t event attracted to heterosexual men.

It's about seducing boys into their sick lifestyle. They hide out in parks and bathrooms to promote their sickness.

49 posted on 09/03/2009 2:31:40 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: savagesusie

They’ll watch grown men in the dressing rooms too and approach men in washrooms sometimes.


50 posted on 09/03/2009 2:33:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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