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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Naked Frolic Lands Prosecutor in Jail

KEY WEST, Fla. (Reuters) - A drunken Florida prosecutor who streaked across a motel parking lot and mistakenly jumped into a stranger's car landed in the slammer, a state attorney's office spokesman said on Wednesday.

After tossing back a few drinks with colleagues last weekend, Monroe County assistant prosecutor Albert "A.J." Tasker, 28, stripped off his clothes as a prank and headed toward what he thought was a friend's vehicle.

But Tasker jumped into the back seat of the wrong car, where a woman was waiting for her boyfriend. The woman screamed, the boyfriend arrived and Key West police arrested Tasker.

"The devil made him do it," said Matt Helmerick, spokesman for the Monroe County state attorney in Key West.

Sorry, Matt, but that didn't work for Flip Wilson, and it really sounds stupid coming from the spokesman for a state attorney.

Tasker, who was hired in December, was jailed on misdemeanor charges of disorderly intoxication and exposure of sexual organs. He was released on bond and is on an unpaid leave of absence from his job pending an internal investigation.

"It's embarrassing to us, it's embarrassing to him," Helmerick said. "If this guy had been a doctor or a janitor or a short-order cook, there would be no news."

Really, now? I find that difficult to believe--could it be that because of his position, possibly he thought he should be able to go dangling about Key West with impunity? Or is he so sense-impaired that he can't understand that some people might just hold him to a higher standard of lawful conduct than someone who doesn't have a law degree? Or was it that his education was sadly lacking in brain-based learning?


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