Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Man videotape inappropriate shots of a young girl

Videotape of girl destroyed
Man warned after taping inappropriate shots
August 08, 2007
YORK — Police urge caution and a sharp eye, after officers last week asked a man to destroy a videotape he had taken of a girl at Short Sands Beach. Police said it is not a crime to videotape people, and so the man was not arrested.
During the afternoon of Aug. 1, a woman notified police that a man was videotaping her daughter at the beach. According to police, a 50-year-old male was taking video of the girl as she was talking on her cell phone. When police officers viewed the video, they noted that it contained inappropriate close-up shots of portions of the girl's body.
Officers asked the man to destroy the video, which he did. They also warned the subject not to return to Short Sand Park.Police Sgt. Thomas Baran said that the girl's mother acted appropriately by reporting the incident.
"We would encourage people to report this type of activity," he said.While there is no law against videotaping, Baran said any seemingly suspicious attention given to children could be cause for concern. He also said that the lifeguards at York's beaches are being trained to recognize behavior typical to pedophiles."It is important that we can identify these people," he said.

Second Opinion

A man runs into the vet's office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead. The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion.

The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog's body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail poking and sniffing the dog's body and finally looks at the vet and meows. The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead too."

The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead.

The vet brings in a black Labrador. The lab sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, and finally looks at the vet and barks. The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead too."

The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, "$650."

"$650 to tell me my dog is dead?" exclaimed the man...

"Well," the vet replies, "I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional $600 was for the cat scan and lab tests."