There is a man in Arizona who has a certain liking for the famous statue that welcomes the world’s tired and weary into New York City. At least, in its human form. Arizona man Kevin Robert Theriault (why do public masturbators always have three names?) “repeatedly exposed himself and masturbated in front of a woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty to promote the Liberty Tax service in Tempe.” Thank you, Gothamist, for alerting us to this situation.
What a tax service is doing with a Lady Liberty costume is beyond us — is that a write-off? — but in any case, Theriault exposed himself three times in as many weeks to the woman, who really got the short end of the stick in the whole arrangement. As if wearing a ridiculous costume, in public, during tax season, isn’t bad enough!
The police finally caught him, though…
Suspecting that Theriault again would expose himself on tax day, police set up surveillance near the area where the woman would be working that afternoon, and shortly after 5 p.m. officers observed a man drive up in his Jeep Liberty, unzip his pants and begin to masturbate after he got out of his vehicle while looking at the woman standing in the parking lot of the business.
Steer clear of our harbor, sir!
Police: Man exposed himself to tax service’s mascot [East Valley Tribune via Gothamist]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 22, 2011