Florida authorities are powerless to prosecute a former animal shelter worker accused of performing sex acts on a dog because of a loophole in the state’s anti-bestiality laws — a development that has outraged animal activists. While a Sunshine State law enacted last year prohibits bestiality, it doesn’t explicitly forbid oral sex with animals. Now, animal advocacy groups are calling for an amendment to the law after the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office reportedly declined to charge suspect Eric Antunes with animal cruelty for allegedly engaging in oral sex with his girlfriend’s three-legged pit-bull mix. Antunes, however, does face child pornography-related charges after police said the Clearwater man allegedly admitted to downloading and viewing kiddie porn on his computer. Rick Chaboudy, executive director of the Suncoast Animal League says he wants Florida to “do away with the gray areas” in the anti-bestiality law.
Authorities say an employee at a fast-food drive-thru window in Southern California stabbed a customer after a dispute over his order. A Riverside County sheriff’s statement Friday said the man complained about his order to 28-year-old Gabriel Villalba, who worked at Del Taco in Hemet, shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday. The statement says the confrontation escalated until Villalba stabbed the customer in the abdomen with a knife. The customer, whose name was not released, was driven to the hospital by friends. His injury is serious but not considered fatal. Villalba was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $25,000 bail. Deputies did not know if he had hired an attorney and there were no local phone listings in Villalba’s name.
There’s something special about Derek Thor Apodaca, who’s accused of dancing so enthusiastically that passersby got an unwanted look at his uncut schlong — because it escaped from beneath his skirt. The details come to us courtesy of a Boulder Police report on view below. Last Wednesday, according to the narrative, two BPD officers were in the area between a library branch and the city’s municipal building checking into reports about loud transients when they were alerted to an indecent exposure claim. The cop who responded soon spotted a man wearing a teal blue skirt, black fishnet stockings and a black tank top — Apodaca — and asked if he was wearing anything beneath his skirt. No, Apodaca reportedly replied, but despite appearances, he insisted that he was being responsible about his hang-down. He’d noticed that the top of his public hair was showing when he was dancing sans a shirt, he told the officer, so he put one on. And he also pulled his skirt lower to make sure he wasn’t unintentionally offering a view of his special place while shaking his groove thang, as it were. At that point, the officers returned to Apodaca and asked if he had any other clothing on hand. After he mentioned a pair of shorts in his backpack, they advised him to slip into them — but that didn’t exactly solve the problem. Quoting the report: “When he put on his shorts over his tights, he showed his uncircumcised penis in my direction. I told him to be more discreet.” That message was also sent via not one, not two, but three indecent exposure charges. Nonetheless, Apodaca, who was said to have smelled of alcohol, posed for one of the peppiest mug shots in recent memory. Here it is, along with the aforementioned police report.
Starting August 1, a new Louisiana state law will require sex offenders to disclose their status on social networks. But in theory, that shouldn’t be necessary: Facebook and other social networks’ existing policies already forbid registered sex offenders from creating accounts. “I don’t want to leave in the hands of social network or Facebook administrators, ‘Gee, I hope someone is telling the truth,'” State Rep. Jeff Thompson told CNN Tuesday. “This is another tool for prosecutors.” The new bill, formally known as Act 385, was signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal earlier this month. “[A sex offender] shall include in his profile for the networking website an indication that he is a sex offender or child predator and shall include notice of the crime for which he was convicted, the jurisdiction of conviction, a description of his physical characteristics as required by this Section, and his residential address,” the law states. “The person shall ensure that this information is displayed in his profile for the networking website and that such information is visible to, or is able to be viewed by, other users and visitors of the networking website.” But if actual sex offenders do follow this law, it seems that they’d be asking Facebook to pull down their accounts pretty quickly. The new law comes on the heels of an overboard state law that was struck down, and aimed to forbid sex offenders from using social media entirely.
WHO FRIGGIN CARES!
The WPS, Women’s Professional Soccer, the top level women’s pro soccer league in the US has officially folded, and there will be no effort to rebuild. That is all!