Urine collector arrested again
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
An effin freak whose urine fetish led to the passage of the Alan D. Patton State Law forbidding the collection of bodily fluids has been charged with violating that law.
Freak Alan D. Patton, 59, of Dublin, was arrested yesterday and charged with criminal mischief and unlawful collection of a bodily substance, Delaware County Sheriff Walter L. Davis III said.
Patton was being held last night in the Delaware County jail on $5,000 bail. He is expected to enter a plea in Delaware County Municipal Court early next week, Davis said.
If convicted of both misdemeanors, Patton faces up to eight months in prison and $1,500 in fines. (editor's note: WTF ever happened to drawing & quartering?)
The whacko is accused of inserting materials on Oct. 29 into a toilet at a Burger King at 8667 Columbus Pike in Lewis Center in hopes of capturing urine from patrons. Davis said in a statement that they think Patton targeted the restaurant because it has a play area for children.
The sheriff said this case points out the need for parents to accompany children to public restrooms.
An off-duty deputy noticed Patton loitering in the bathroom and then located the materials in the toilet, Davis said. The deputy then followed Patton to the parking lot to obtain his car's license-plate number.
Patton was convicted last year of attempting to collect urine from toilets at SportsOhio in Dublin.
Authorities were frustrated at the time that he could be convicted only of criminal mischief and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. A law passed this year made it a first-degree misdemeanor to collect any bodily substances without consent and for nonmedical purposes.
The law's sponsor, Sen. Jim Hughes, said he's pleased the legislature was able to get the stronger punishments on the books.
"This is unbelievable, really," said Hughes, a Clintonville Republican. "One, this is not acceptable behavior in our society. But second, then they (offenders) start to do more."
As a former assistant prosecutor, he said he saw sexual offenders grow bolder and harm children. If Patton is found guilty of these charges, he noted, a subsequent conviction would carry a year in prison as a felony.
Patton has admitted having a fetish for the urine of young boys. He is a registered sexual predator and spent more than four years in prison for fondling two boys in a restroom while attempting to drink their urine in 1993.
Davis said other charges could still be brought against Patton.
"It's very strange," Davis said, adding he hadn't seen anything like this in his 32years as a law-enforcement officer.
Birds in a cage