Saturday, September 22, 2007

Something's not right

Being the upstanding citizens that we are, the three of us women (my mother- and sister-in-law and myself) decided to report the indecent exposure incident mentioned in the previous post to the police. Our job was made easier by the fact that we knew exactly who the culprit was: George Jones.

You see, in a bizarre coincidence, we returned home after our unfortunate experience only to see the exposer's photograph in the newspaper in a routine change-of-address announcement for a registered sex offender. All three of us were sure it was him. So my mother-in-law went to the police station the next day to file an official report.

As she waited in line, the desk clerk elicited a few details about the incident. When he heard what had happened, he said something to the effect of, "Oh, that must be old George Jones. I've had 40 years of law enforcement experience, and I've been dealing with him off and on for 35 of them." Apparently, Jones has done this kind of thing plenty of times before last Tuesday. He's even done it at the library before.

I don't know what kind of a system it is that allows a person like this to be free to walk out and about, exposing himself at will. But at least our report will be added to the pile of complaints against him so they'll be able to get him in jail (again) that much sooner.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Maybe someone should tell him what's cool and what's not.

Being a registered voter: cool.

Being a registered violent sex offender: not.

Maybe he's just confused...? I hope they get him some good counseling...

Kristen said...

Not that I think this guy is cool, but "violent" was never mentioned.

Bridget said...

Kristen, I'm not sure what you're saying. Do you mean that we shouldn't have bothered about him because he wasn't "violent" toward us?

If approaching 3.5 frightened women in a dark, lonely parking lot and coming so close to their car that had the door not been shut, he would have been inside, all while EXPOSING HIMSELF isn't in some way "violent," I don't know what is.

If you mean that his profile says he is violent, but doesn't describe how, then I am as confused as you are.

Regardless, next time, he might be violent. Or maybe he has in the past and no one bothered reporting it.

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