Senator Larry Craig Arrested in ‘Public Lewdness’ Sting Operation…

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Re-produced from the Idaho Stateman regarding a sting operation in a Minneapolis Airport men’s room… 

The police were conducting a sting operation to investigate allegations of lewd conduct at the airport’s main terminal.

According to the police reports, a man later identified as Craig kept watching the undercover police officer through a crack in the stall, Roll Call reported. Craig then entered the next-door stall and placed his luggage against the opening under the stall door.

“My experience has shown that individuals engaging in lewd conduct use their bags to block the view from the front of their stall,” said the officer, Sgt. Dave Karsnia, in the report cited by Roll Call.

The report continued: “At 1216 hours, Craig tapped his right foot. I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his toes several times and moves his foot closer to my foot. I moved my foot up and down slowly. While this was occurring, the male in the stall to my right was still present. I could hear several unknown persons in the restroom that appeared to use the restroom for its intended use. The presence of others did not seem to deter Craig as he moved his right foot so that it touched the side of my left foot which was within my stall area.”

The report said Craig swiped his hand beneath the stall divider several times, and Karsnia showed his police identification under the stall.

“With my left hand near the floor, I pointed towards the exit,” the report said. “I pointed towards the exit. Craig responded, ‘No!’ I again pointed towards the exit. Craig exited the stall with his roller bags without flushing the toilet. … Craig said he would not go. I told Craig that he was under arrest, he had to go, and that I didn’t want to make a scene. Craig then left the restroom.”

Roll Call reported that Craig was detained about 45 minutes and questioned by officers at the Airport Police Operations Center. At one point, police reports said, Craig handed the arresting officer a business card that identified him as a U.S. Senator and said “What do you think about that?”

Roll Call reported that a Craig spokesman said the incident is a “he said/he said misunderstanding.” Craig denied any lewd intentions and told police he has a “wide stance” in the bathroom and reached down to pick up a piece of paper from the floor.

“It should be noted that there was not a piece of paper on the bathroom floor, nor did Craig pick up a piece of paper,” Karsnia wrote in the report.

 Voted YES on constitutional ban of same sex marriage (Jun 2006)
 Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
 Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
 Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
 Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)

 So much for social conservatism. Just another hypocrite Republican – and so the folly continues.

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Posted on August 28, 2007, in Law and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s always so nice when these kind of dogs get caught in their own hypocrisies!

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

  2. Forget that, whats up with all the gay Republicans lately? Is there a secret under culture we need to be investigating here?

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