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Man Gets 20 Days in Toy Banana Flashing

May 28th, 2005 (08:33 pm)
current song: Madonna - Music

Man Gets 20 Days in Toy Banana Flashing
Wed May 25, 9:58 PM

STAMFORD, Conn. - A former Stamford police officer has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for lewd conduct involving a toy banana. Arthur Bertana, 63, was ordered to serve a 4 1/2 year prison term suspended after 20 days and one year of probation.

Bertana, who had been on probation for lewd conduct in Stamford more than four years ago, was arrested in March after police said he placed a toy banana in his pants and flashed people on a main Greenwich Ave.

Police said he would place a shopping bag in front of his pants, exposing a bulge to women in a sexually offensive manner.

"It was a yellow, plush, child's toy banana," Sgt. Roger Petrone Jr. said at the time of Bertana's arrest. "It had a smiley face on it."

It's the last line that makes me giggle.


Posted by: Piffle, yes, but superior piffle. (hardlyfatal)
Posted at: May 28th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC)
out of your mind by cinnie

Yes, I have to admit, that last line is what makes it just that little bit more bizarre.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 28th, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
ciao_spike_and_dru [jidabug]

Can't you just see the woman going "But it... it smiled at me!!" ?

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