Brickbat: Bad Moon Rising

A 16-year-old boy, who wasn't named by local media, has been charged with felony and misdemeanor indecent exposure after mooning a bus full of students in Prescott, Arizona.

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • ||

    You SF'd the link Charlie. Do you do it only to check we actually click, you rogue?

    http://www.dcourier.com/print......D=1086&S=1

  • pan fried wylie||

    felony and misdemeanor indecent exposure

    How's that work?

  • ||

    the misdemeanour is there as an alternative to the felony. The theory is that if the jury thinks felony is OTT it can still convict his naked ass of something, and not just acquit

  • pan fried wylie||

    FYTW was too succinct an answer I guess.

  • ||

    Dammit! I shall turn in my top hat, monocle and decoder ring immediately and wander the earth

  • np||

    Or you can look at the misdemeanor as icing on the cake if you're the prosecutor/the state. In a different case, the former Bengals cheerleader teacher was successfully charged with both a felony and a misdemeanor.

    In this case, he's lucky to only be facing a felony and misdemeanor. If he pulled that in two more years, he'd be a registered sex offender.

  • Zeb||

    Oh, I think that felony woudl get you on the list in most states, minor or not.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He was arrested and booked into juvenile detention on charges of indecent exposure, resisting arrest and providing a false name to police.

    THROW THE BOOK AT HIM.

  • Radioactive||

    put some pants on him first, then throw the book at him...

  • UnCivilServant||

    Since the paperwork reduction plan and electronic records implementation, the book no longer has any mass. We've thrown e-readers at people, but they just don't hurt as much as a big leather bound codex.

  • SweatingGin||

    Don't quote me regulations! I co-chaired the committee that reviewed the recommendation to revise the color of the book that regulation's in.

    We kept it gray!

  • Andrew S.||

    Guards! Bring me the forms I need to have him taken away!

  • Copernicus||

    He gave his name Harvey Assman

  • RishJoMo||

    It takes two to make a dream go right.

    www.Anon-Works.tk

  • Agammamon||

    . . . providing a false name to police

    When the hell did this become a crime? I'd like to see the ARS # on that one. I can understand them getting picky about it in booking but haven't they heard of this thing called an 'alias'?

  • Agammamon||

    2005 Arizona Revised Statutes - Revised Statutes §13-2907.01 False reporting to law enforcement agencies; classification

    A. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly make to a law enforcement agency of either this state or a political subdivision of this state a false, fraudulent or unfounded report or statement or to knowingly misrepresent a fact for the purpose of interfering with the orderly operation of a law enforcement agency or misleading a peace officer.

    Maybe this is the actual charge.

  • Agammamon||

    Nevermind, found it (ARS 13-2412). However, its iffy as to whether or not this applies to this case as the person has to be 'lawfully detained' *and* advised that it is unlawful to fail to identify when lawfully detained.

    Being asked some questions isn't necessarily 'detained'.

  • Ted S.||

    It's all a FYTW charge, of course.

  • Ted S.||

    Two little old nuns were sitting on a park bench, when suddenly a streaker ran past them.

    One of the nuns had a stroke.

    The other one couldn't reach that far.

  • Ramjet||

    Wipes coffee off computer keyboard and monitor...

  • ||

    We used to moon cars when we are on the school bus back in the day.

    One guy decided it was a good idea to stick his weiner out of the window. A bit of a buzz kill but hey...good times.

  • ||

    Yep. Juvenile behavior that reasonable people used to laugh or scoff at is now felonious behavior that is to be aggressively prosecuted.

    Had they done this 40 years ago 3/4 of the people I grew up with would have felonies and be unable to purchase or possess firea....hey! Wait a minute!

  • creech||

    Our old swimming hole was about 100 yards from a heavily traveled highway bridge. No one ever thought anything of us skinny dipping.
    One time a bunch of girls appeared on the bank opposite where are clothes were. They dared us to get out of the water. They giggled and invited us to cross to their side. When we started, they ran off.
    Today I guess we'd all be in prison showers clutching our soap on a rope.

  • Radioactive||

    is that what you'd be clutching? more likely it would be your ankles.

  • AlmightyJB||

    No gun for him.

  • JeremyR||

    Didn't some kid get branded as a sex offender for doing this?

GET REASON MAGAZINE

Get Reason's print or digital edition before it’s posted online

  • Video Game Nation: How gaming is making America freer – and more fun.
  • Matt Welch: How the left turned against free speech.
  • Nothing Left to Cut? Congress can’t live within their means.
  • And much more.

SUBSCRIBE

advertisement