Tuesday, January 02, 2007

especially considering how expensive it is to keep someone in prison for life, couldn't we try just buying him a mannequin?

From the NYT:
FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) -- A man who has a history of smashing windows to indulge his fetish for female mannequins could draw a long prison term for his latest arrest. Ronald A. Dotson, 39, of Detroit faces up to life in prison if convicted of a charge of attempted breaking and entering at a cleaning-supply company in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale. [...]

Dotson was arrested Oct. 9 after police say he smashed a window at a cleaning-supply company to get at a female mannequin dressed in a black and white French maid's uniform. He had been out of prison for less than a week.

Dotson was arrested in Ferndale in July 2000 and later convicted for breaking and entering at a women's clothing shop to get at a mannequin in a pink dress with bobbed hair.

Ferndale police also arrested Dotson in 1993 after finding him in an alley behind a woman's store with three lingerie-clad mannequins.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure about mannequins but...
I thought it was the pursuit that excites, not the capture.

Ang said...

I would totally buy that. People dig the chase, no?

-Ang

jeremy said...

Why would someone into the chase be into inanimate objects? I guess he is into easy chases, the way some people are into one-suit Spider Solitaire.

Anonymous said...

Probably easier to catch a mannequin that an animate object...

Ang said...

Well, if you define "chase" broadly, in terms of picking the "perfect window," the workers who are going to respond in the most shocking way. With fetishists, the planning can be as exciting as the actual doing.

Or so I'm told.

Anonymous said...

I guess he is into easy chases
Lol. I'm with Ang on this one.
Doesn't sound too easy to me.

Anonymous said...

There's a mannequin sale advertised in town ($20-$50 and you could have your very own, you know?). This post has me wanting to head over and see just who buys mannequins.