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Police: Man exposed himself to woman reading Bible

Posted August 19, 2009

— Police have charged a man with exposing himself to a woman reading her Bible at City Lake on Sunday morning.

John Edward Winstead, 55, was charged with indecent exposure.

A 20-year-old woman told police she was reading the Bible in a gazebo at the lake when a man approached her and began asking questions about the Bible and flirting with her. When the man exposed himself, she said, she got up and walked toward the nearest person, hoping he wouldn't follow her.

She then went to the police department to report the incident, and the man pulled into the parking lot and was arrested, police said.


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  • veyor Aug 19, 2009

    If it didn't matter what she was reading there wouldn't be those on here talking about it. She could have been reading a Playboy; that would have probably deserved mentioning as well.

  • Road-wearier Aug 19, 2009

    I have $20 that says the book wouldn't have been mentioned by name in the headline if had been the Torah, the Koran, or the bhagawath gita.

  • WinnieFan Aug 19, 2009

    EXACTLY brewmonkey.. what does it matter what she was reading? Like the crime is somehow worse because she was reading that particular book.

  • wralgolo Aug 19, 2009

    DeathRow: and she'd follow that with an "Amen" ;)

  • brewmonkey Aug 19, 2009

    gotta love the sensationalist headline here. makes one believe this behavior would be perfectly acceptable had she not been reading a bible, or perhaps been reading something different.

  • 1whocares Aug 19, 2009

    With all the news in the world, good or bad, this makes the headlines...JEEZZ!! Instead of finding trivial "bad" stuff to report, how about trying to raise morale and report on some POSITIVE things for a change!!

  • twc Aug 19, 2009

    In some countries they cut off the hand of a thief. I wonder what the punishment would be for a Holy Book offense?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 19, 2009

    Exodus 7:15 - "...and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand."

  • blackdog Aug 19, 2009

    ....I wonder if she was reading......ACTS...

  • dewpac1 Aug 19, 2009

    Disgusting pervert!!