Monday, August 6, 2018

Mug Shot Monday (continued)

What’s as disturbing as the actual offense is that the law-enforcement official here ONLY seems concerned about what this could do to a (straight white Christian) man’s future, not the crime that’s been alleged. But if you’re a black guy selling a cigarette or CD on the corner, the ONLY thing that matters is “upholding the law” at all costs, even if it means executing the “culprit” in the street.

Why might this be? Because the police and judges “don’t want to ruin his whole life” ... unless he doesn’t look like them. Which is exactly why law enforcement and the judicial systems needs more diversity.

An Oklahoma mother and her daughter bore witness to a miniature pony allegedly being sexually violated by a naked man.
Authorities allege that Tyler Schlosser, 29, was 40 minutes from his Pryor, Oklahoma, home around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, and on the clock for a local utility company, when he pulled his company truck over at the intersection of County Road 4190 and Montrose Street in the town of Inola.
There in the horse pen off the road, the parent and her child started videotaping the utility worker allegedly “standing behind the pony full nude” and engaging in “what looked like he was having sex with the animal,” according to a Rogers County Sheriff’s Office affidavit obtained by Newsweek.
When they began to record him with cell phones, Schlosser, the affidavit states, “stopped what he was doing and started walking towards them.”
When deputies arrived the daughter supplied them with the recorded video.
The married utility worker was taken into custody and charged with bestiality and indecent exposure, according to the affidavit.
Schlosser’s step-grandfather James Hester told Newsweek that the young man has no memory of what happened and he suspects that he was drugged.
"Well, the only thing we can figure out is someone had drugged him,” he said.
Before allegedly being caught in the buff with the pony, Hester said that Schlosser bought a soda and became ill instantly after a few sips.
“I think somebody put something in a bottle of pop he had,” he said. “He got sick after he bought that pop and he just lost it.”
Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton confirmed that Schlosser exhibited strange behavior that suggested he was heavily inebriated.
“By all appearances, this guy was really under the influence of something,” Walton said. “When he saw the mother and her daughter he walked toward them and calling on them, and then he ran away from them.
“What he was experiencing in his mind I don’t know.”
Walton said that he is not ruling out the possibility that Schlosser's soda could have been spiked.
“If there was something put into a beverage for whatever reason—we’re certainly going to listen,” Walton told Newsweek.
Meanwhile, lab tests are being run to determine if any drugs or other substances were in Schlosser's system. 
The sheriff added, “We’re working with [Schlosser’s] defense attorney on a blood drawing to figure it out.”
His step-grandfather said Schlosser is back at his home recovering.
“I spoke to him and he don’t know anything about what happened,” Hester said. “He’s feeling better now. He come around.”
Hester stressed that Schlosser is a hardworking husband who is faithful to his wife and his religion. Wednesday's episode was just some unexplainable aberration in his character.
“Tyler’s not that kind of guy,” Hester said. “He’s a good Christian boy. He’s not the kind of person who would do something like that."
Walton said that he is trying to lend support to make sense of the incident. Since the news of the alleged encounter hit, the sheriff has begun fielding calls by many coming forward to vouch for Schlosser’s good character.
Walton said he is “a respected man.”
And the lawman admitted many have also been cracking wise over the incident.
“A lot of people finding humor in it, but when we look at it we see how many lives are affected by this,” Walton said. “The family members of the man we arrested, and the ones who witnessed it.”
He also said that the incident could leave an indelible mark on Schlosser’s life.
“Think about his life and his family’s life—10 years from now,  20 years from now—that’s a scar and a label you can’t move away from,” he lamented.
Walton vowed to be sure to rule out if Schlosser’s sobriety was compromised in any way.
“If it turns out to be that someone did this to him than we have another crime to go after.”
(And did it ever occur to stepgramps that the kid took these alleged drugs himself?)