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The Sun Don’t Shine in Florida

048%20-%20Mooning.jpgA few weeks ago, Seth told you about a husband/wife who were placed on the sex offender registry because the cops caught the wife going down on her husband in the carpool lane. Well, absurdity of the sex offender registry continues.

On Monday, a family driving a Mercedes Benz allegedly cut off the driver of a Chevy Tahoe, John Taylor Thomas. So, Thomas did what quite a few 21-year-old guys in his situation might do: He pulled down his pants and mooned the family. Well, it turns out there was a 14-year-old in the car. And in Florida, that means that Thomas can be charged with a “lewd and lascivious act in the presence of a child younger than 16.” And you know what that means, right?

Yep. If Thomas is convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison and will have his name put on the sex offender registry forever. For mooning.

The irony here is that, at least in Maryland, mooning is a perfectly legal activity, protected by the First Amendment.

[Updating the story Dustin mentioned, the driving BJ couple appealed their case and the judge rightfully agreed that they did not have to go onto the registry. So no harm, no foul … well, as long as you ignore the fact that between attorneys fees and court costs, the lady and her hubby spent over $10,000. —SF]

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another 10000 well spent