Monday, August 27, 2007

Idaho: Famous Puds

Rumors revolving around Idaho's Republican Senator, Larry Craig and his boys' bathroom antics were lent some credence with his conviction in a lewd conduct case.

(CNN) — Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, was fined earlier this month for a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge stemming from his arrest in June at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to Minnesota criminal records.

While the criminal records did not provide details of why Craig was arrested, Roll Call newspaper reported Monday that he was apprehended by a plainclothes police officer investigating complaints of lewd behavior in an airport men's room.

Craig, 62, paid a $500 fine when the case came up for disposition Aug. 8 in Hennepin County Municipal Court in Bloomington, according to state criminal records.

Minnesota law defines disorderly conduct as brawling, disturbing a meeting or engaging in "offensive, obscene, abusive, boisterous or noisy conduct."

Evidently Craig propositioned an undercover officer from his restroom stall, first by tapping his foot before moving towards the officer's foot. Craig later maintained he "has a wide stance when going to the bathroom and that his foot may have touched [the officer's]." Upon his arrest, the Senator handed the officer a business card with his phone number on it saying, "What do you think about that?" whereupon the officer asked for a more official piece of ID.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They should fine him for wearing that sweater vest too. -e