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Police: Clown tried to solicit sex at rest area
Salem (MA) News ^ | 10/15/12 | Dave Rogers

Posted on 10/25/2012 9:03:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio

DANVERS — Police say a nude man who works as a clown and children’s entertainer was arrested yesterday morning after jumping into a tractor-trailer at a Rowley rest stop off Interstate 95 and soliciting the male driver.

According to state police, James Vosolo, 46, of Danvers surprised the truck driver Tuesday evening just before midnight, hopping naked into his truck cab and asking him if he wanted to have sex. Vosolo is employed by Total Entertainment of Danvers, state police said.

A state police official said the truck driver called police after feigning interest and suggesting they meet up at the Seabrook, N.H., rest stop. Trooper Michael Caranfa responded to the call and attempted to pull Vosolo over. Vosolo proceeded to throw items, which police believed to be narcotics, out of his car before stopping alongside the highway in Salisbury. No narcotics have been recovered.

Vosolo was wearing only thong underwear when Caranfa approached. Vosolo was arrested and charged with indecent exposure, assault and battery, failure to stop for police, a marked lanes violation, and disorderly conduct. According to police, he allegedly grabbed the truck driver after entering his cab.

A search of Vosolo’s vehicle resulted in the seizure of several sex toys, Halloween masks and head lamps. He is expected to be arraigned today at Newburyport District Court. According to state police, Vosolo has no previous convictions.

A representative of Total Entertainment said yesterday that Vosolo is no longer employed there but had previously worked as a tent installer and truck driver. When asked if he had also worked as a children’s entertainer, the representative would not comment.

On Vosolo’s LinkedIn profile, he lists himself as an event manager for Total Entertainment. Over the years, Vosolo has attended numerous functions across the state dressing up as Uncle Sam, Elvis Presley and other characters. Various photos online show him dressed as a clown, marching in a Swampscott parade and posing with Red Sox legend Bill Lee at a community event in Ipswich.

Since 1992, Total Entertainment has provided clowns, mimes, magicians, pirates, stilt walkers and other entertainers for birthday parties, festivals and events. They also offer bounce houses, table games, costumes, disc jockeys and sports inflatables.

Over the years, clients have included the Massachusetts State Police, Verizon, Partners Healthcare and Fidelity Investments. Total Entertainment is at 123 Liberty St. and is owned by Danvers resident Richard Kraby.

In 2009, Vosolo was the subject of a background check by the Essex County Probation Department after he agreed to allow a former Salem resident, Nicholas Pratt, who was accused of shaking his then-6-month-old son, to live with him. Pratt also worked at Total Entertainment, and Vosolo was listed in court documents as his supervisor.

Every day, thousands of motorists, including families, truck drivers and commuters, stop at one of the dozens of rest areas that dot the Massachusetts highway system. Rest stops and truck weighing stations are also popular places for men and women to engage in sexual activity, according to state police.

Ensuring that motorists can safely grab a bite to eat, use the restrooms or take a quick nap without fear is a priority of the state police. To curb such activity, state police cruisers regularly patrol the network of rest stops and truck stations looking not only for those having sex but selling or using drugs, drinking in public, and other illegal or illicit behavior, Procopio said.

“People know the state police are nearby,” Procopio said.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: clown; danvers; homosexual; homosexualagenda; massachusetts; napl; sexpervert

1 posted on 10/25/2012 9:03:53 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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2 posted on 10/25/2012 9:08:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: raccoonradio

3 posted on 10/25/2012 9:08:48 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: raccoonradio

Massachusetts is a cesspool.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 9:09:50 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie Carr list ping

>>hopping naked into his truck cab and asking him if he wanted to have sex.

Hey it’s Massachusetts. “Beware, beware, beware of the naked man...won’t somebody help the naked man?” (song...btw pretty cold these days to be nekkid as a jaybird outside)

>>A representative of Total Entertainment said yesterday that Vosolo is no longer employed there

Gee that’s rather harsh isn’t it? (/ sarcasm)

>>posing with Red Sox legend Bill Lee at a community event in Ipswich.

Heyyyyy Mr Spaceman... (the Byrds)

>>Ensuring that motorists can safely grab a bite to eat, use the restrooms or take a quick nap without fear is a priority of the state police. To curb such activity, state police cruisers regularly patrol the network of rest stops

That’s good to know. As you travel with your family and pull over to get gas, relieve yourself (in bathrooms or porta
potties), grab some food, get travel info and so on,
maybe a little coffee to go, it would be nice if you didn’t have to run into folks like this man.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 9:10:13 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Keep the homosexuals away from kids!


6 posted on 10/25/2012 9:10:35 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: raccoonradio

So the perv previously worked as a “tent installer”? Oh wow, the comments on this thread are about to go south.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 9:11:30 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: raccoonradio

Wasn’t there also a recent rape from another carny-type guy in Topsfield recently?


8 posted on 10/25/2012 9:16:20 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: raccoonradio
"Ensuring that motorists can safely grab a bite to eat"

Stop clowning around!

9 posted on 10/25/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT by PatHimself
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To: raccoonradio

 

(But Homo D. Clown? He DO play dat way. Uh-huh)

10 posted on 10/25/2012 9:16:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: raccoonradio

>>who works as a clown and children’s entertainer

I would daresay that will now say “worked”. Don’t know about if he’ll get jail time but I would think he will be forced
to keep away from kids. What was the old song Dr Demento used to play, “Kinko, kinko, the kid loving clown”?


11 posted on 10/25/2012 9:18:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

http://www.totalentertainment.biz/

Guessing these guys have egg on their face now. “Looking for a unique birthday party event for your child?”

If that means a naked clown, no thanks.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 9:24:47 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

http://www.totalentertainment.biz/

Guessing these guys have egg on their face now. “Looking for a unique birthday party event for your child?”

If that means a naked clown, no thanks.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 9:25:51 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Randy Newman Beware, beware, beware of the naked man?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycv6W-QSg0Q&feature=related


14 posted on 10/25/2012 9:27:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Responsibility2nd
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15 posted on 10/25/2012 9:28:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: raccoonradio
"At Total Entertainment, when we say 'Total', we mean Total."
16 posted on 10/25/2012 9:32:28 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: raccoonradio; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

Recitar! Mentre preso dal delirio,
non so più quel che dico,
e quel che faccio!
Eppur è d'uopo, sforzati!
Bah! Sei tu forse un uom?
Tu se' Pagliaccio!

Vesti la giubba,
e la faccia infarina.
La gente paga, e rider vuole qua.
E se Arlecchin t'invola Colombina,
ridi, Pagliaccio, e ognun applaudirà!
Tramuta in lazzi lo spasmo ed il pianto
in una smorfia il singhiozzo e 'l dolor, Ah!

Ridi, Pagliaccio,
sul tuo amore infranto!
Ridi del duol, che t'avvelena il cor!

17 posted on 10/25/2012 9:38:48 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

James Vosolo?
Joe Divola?

Coincidence? I think not.


18 posted on 10/25/2012 9:42:11 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

Ping!


19 posted on 10/25/2012 9:45:00 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: raccoonradio

This is someone with same name, dressed as Uncle Sam: http://www.wickedlocal.com/swampscott/newsnow/x1762346546/Swampscott-salutes-the-red-white-and-blue?photo=0#axzz2AKVT13vD


20 posted on 10/25/2012 9:45:51 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama in a binder!!!)
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To: raccoonradio
Clown tried to solicit sex at rest area

Is this another Chris Mathews article?


21 posted on 10/25/2012 9:46:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: raccoonradio

As he was led away, he was heard to shout:

“In the field of local, live in-home entertainment, I’m a GOD!!!”


22 posted on 10/25/2012 9:48:43 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: Iron Munro

“That’s not seltzer!!!”


23 posted on 10/25/2012 10:05:23 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Mr. Silverback; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
*sigh* Call the DNC and tell 'em Joe's slipped the leash again.


24 posted on 10/25/2012 10:31:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: raccoonradio

is this a news story or the plot to a new prime-time show on NBC?


25 posted on 10/25/2012 10:51:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio
According to state police, James Vosolo, 46, of Danvers surprised the truck driver ...

I bet he did! lol

From the title I was picturing the guy soliciting sex while in his clown outfit. I was then thinking of the inevitable Youtube video of somebody beating the tar out of a clown. One of those 'you just can't win' situations.

26 posted on 10/25/2012 11:04:21 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: raccoonradio

“Halloween masks and head lamps”
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Okay, I’m not even going to try to guess.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 11:44:21 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: RipSawyer; All

update

http://www.newburyportnews.com/breakingnews/x253554077/More-charges-added-in-nude-clown-case

October 25, 2012
More charges added in nude clown case
Newburyport Daily News

NEWBURYPORT - Additional charges have been filed against a child entertainer and clown who is accused of sexually assaulting a truck driver early Wednesday morning while nude at a Rowley rest area off Interstate 95.

At his arraignment in Newburyport District Court this morning, James Vosolo, 46, of Danvers was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent assault and battery of a person over 14 and is being held on $10,000 cash bail or $100,000 surety pending a pretrial hearing scheduled for Nov. 21.

Vosolo was taken into custody earlier in the morning after arriving in courtroom 1 by himself a little before 9 a.m. Vosolo’s former employee, Total Entertainment of Danvers, had posted his bail, $40, after his arrest.

Vosolo, who had worked at Total Entertainment for 15 years, was originally charged with indecent exposure, assault and battery, failure to stop for police, marked lanes and disorderly conduct. But just before his arraignment yesterday, Essex County assistant district attorney Maura Bailey amended the state’s complaint against Vosolo to include the more serious sex-based charges.

The new charges were added as a result of information obtained by the state police that Vosolo allegedly grabbed the victim’s genitals twice. Bailey also informed Judge Peter Doyle that it was her belief Vosolo was acting out a sexual fantasy and may have been under the influence of crack cocaine at the time of the alleged incident.

In light of the additional charges and the possibility he was using narcotics at the time, Bailey asked for bail to be set at $25,000.

“Based on all of that the defendant is looking at a significant penalty,” Bailey said.

Vosolo’s court appointed attorney William Hernon argued the state’s bail request was excessive considering Vosolo appearance at court that morning and said his family could raise a maximum of $1,000.

“This issue is will he return, the $40 has shown that he will return,” Hernon said.

As part of his ruling, Doyle ordered Vosolo to remain drug and alcohol free with random screens, have no contact with minors, stay away from all state rest areas and stay away from the alleged victim.

According to state police, Vosolo surprised the truck driver Tuesday evening just before midnight, hopping naked into his truck cab and asking him if he wanted to have sex. A state police official said the truck driver called police after feigning interest and suggesting they meet up at the Seabrook, N.H., rest stop.

Trooper Michael Caranfa responded to the call and attempted to pull Vosolo over. Vosolo proceeded to throw items, which he later told police was “a glass pipe and a little bit of crack” cocaine, out of his white Chevy Caprice hitting Caranfa’s windshield before stopping alongside the highway in Salisbury, according to Bailey.

Vosolo was wearing only thong underwear when he was arrested by police. A search of Vosolo’s vehicle resulted in the seizure of several sex toys, Halloween masks and head lamps, according to state police.

According to state police Vosolo has no previous convictions. But in 1988 he admitted to sufficient facts that he had been driving drunk, according to Hernon.

Hernon said while a Total Entertainment employee bailed Vosolo out of custody Wednesday, the company immediately terminated his employment based on his arrest.

A representative of the Danvers-based Total Entertainment said Vosolo had previously worked as a tent installer and truck driver. When asked if he had also worked as a child entertainer, the representative would not comment.

According to Vosolo’s LinkedIn profile, a professional networking website, he lists himself as an event manager for Total Entertainment. Over the years, Vosolo has attended numerous functions across the state dressing up as Uncle Sam, Elvis Presley and other characters. Various photos on newspaper websites show him dressed as a clown, marching in a Swampscott parade and posing with Red Sox legend Bill Lee at a community event in Ipswich.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 12:29:18 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

This pos is a children’s entertainer. Aside from this the article is hilarious. Jumping in naked into a truck driver’s cab?


29 posted on 10/25/2012 12:32:51 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Could be a John Waters movie... too bad Divine is dead because he/she/it could have played the perp. Pink Flamingos II: Massachusetts.


30 posted on 10/25/2012 12:42:20 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Slings and Arrows; Chode

Just be reading the title and nothing else....WHICH CLOWN?

Clinton?

Obozo?

Barney Frank?


31 posted on 10/25/2012 1:18:53 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: raccoonradio; Slings and Arrows

I just had a scary thought.

John Gacy.

Worked as a children’s clown and did stuff like this until he was caught.


32 posted on 10/25/2012 1:21:43 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana
lucky he still has his tail attached...
33 posted on 10/25/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana

o/~ Send in the clowns... o/~


34 posted on 10/25/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: raccoonradio

But, this wouldn’t happen if we’d only let “gays” get married... oh, wait.


35 posted on 10/25/2012 3:06:41 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana
I just had a scary thought.

John Gacy.

Worked as a children’s clown and did stuff like this until he was caught.

I wonder if it is something in the face paint . . .

36 posted on 10/25/2012 3:23:58 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: raccoonradio

Gives new meaning to BJ and the Bear.


37 posted on 10/25/2012 4:37:11 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: raccoonradio; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
> Trooper Michael Caranfa responded to the call and attempted to pull Vosolo over. Vosolo proceeded to throw items, which he later told police was “a glass pipe and a little bit of crack” cocaine, out of his white Chevy Caprice hitting Caranfa’s windshield...

NO NO NO!

Always throw drugs and paraphernalia out of your car on the side AWAY from the police car. Didn't they teach you ANYTHING in school???

38 posted on 10/25/2012 6:26:27 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: 21stCenturion; 75thOVI; Abathar; alarm rider; albee; Alice au Wonderland; Amityschild; ...
INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH
HUMOR

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39 posted on 10/25/2012 6:48:28 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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40 posted on 10/25/2012 7:47:07 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Slings and Arrows

One more enters the ranks of the unemployed.

I blame Obama. ;o)

BTW, after reading “It”, I have no use for clowns, whatsoever.

They are too creepy.


41 posted on 10/26/2012 12:32:09 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (I can see November from my house! dc2k circa 2010 Once again...with feeling!)
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To: raccoonradio

I sent this in for Police Blotter Fax Friday yesterday. The only thing missing was that he wasn’t a State Rep.

“Ain’t nobody gonna help the naked man!?”


42 posted on 10/26/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: raccoonradio

I thought maybe this was going to be about Biden.


43 posted on 10/26/2012 6:59:43 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ha!
Meanwhile I think the best thing we can say is this guy sounds like a real Bozo.

From the comedy “Quick change”
Bill Murray is dressed as a clown when he robs a NYC bank

Security guard (played by Bob Elliot): “What the hell kind of a clown ARE you?”
Murray’s character: “The crying on the inside kind, I guess...?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xScj90Lecw0

(Later Murray and his girlfriend, etc. try to get to the airport to catch a plane out of town but NYC traffic
makes them miss it)
Murray’s char: “That’s probably our plane”

His girlfriend (basically saying, we’re so unlucky): “No, it isn’t. If that was our plane, it would be crashing...”)


44 posted on 10/26/2012 7:41:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: dixiechick2000
Too Much Joy - "Clowns"
45 posted on 10/26/2012 1:31:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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