By Trey Rusk
I've been reading several articles about people engaging in public lewdness. I wonder who these people are and why it has become so prevalent.
Let me start by saying public lewdness is nothing new. I have observed that it is becoming more frequent in restaurants, bars and sporting events.
When I was a patrolman, I was patrolling behind a restaurant and bar where I noticed a woman's purse near a dumpster. I called in and exited my vehicle, shined my flashlight and see a woman's bare ass laying on a piece of filthy plywood. I thought I had a sexual assault or worse. I said, "Police. Are you O.K.?" The woman jumped up naked and stammered that she was fine. A man then stepped from behind the dumpster pulling up is BVD's.
There was no one else around. The restaurant was closed. I said, "Are ya'll fucking back here?"
The woman said she had become aroused on the dance floor and one thing lead to another. She added that it was her idea and he just agreed to it. I'll bet.
They were hastily dressing and she kept saying how embarrassed she was.
Now this was back in the late 70's when you really could get a room at Motel 6 for less than $20.
I told them they had been wallowing in trash and there was a Motel 6 with a shower two blocks away.
I wrote down their info, checked them for warrants and drove off.
I saw the woman some time later working as a nurse at the local E.R. I was bringing in a prisoner who ducked when he should have weaved and he had a knot on his head. The nurse locked eyes with me and I acted like I didn't know her.
What happens on night watch, stays on night watch.