Police work can be entertaining as well as dangerous. Recently, a female
sheriff’s deputy arrested Patrick Lawrence, a 22-year-old white male, who was
fornicating with a pumpkin in the middle of a field at night. The next day, at
the Gwinnett County (GA) courthouse, Lawrence was charged with lewd and
lascivious behavior, public indecency, and public intoxication.
The suspect explained that he was passing a pumpkin patch on his way home from a
drinking session when he decided to stop. “You know how a pumpkin is soft and
squishy inside, and there was no one around for miles, or at least I thought
there was no one around,” he stated. Lawrence went on to say that he pulled over
to the side of the road, picked out a pumpkin that he felt was appropriate to
his purpose, cut a hole in it, and proceeded to satisfy his pressing need.
“Guess I was really into it, y'know?" he commented with evident embarrassment.
In the process of doing the deed, Lawrence failed to notice an approaching
sheriff’s car and was unaware of his audience until Deputy Brenda Taylor
approached him. “It was an unusual situation, that’s for sure," said Deputy
Taylor. “I walked up to Lawrence, and he's just humping away at this pumpkin."
Deputy Taylor went on to describe what happened when she approached Lawrence.
“I said: 'Excuse me sir, but do you realize that you're having sex with a
pumpkin?’ He froze and was clearly very surprised that I was there, and then he
looked me straight in the face and said,
"A pumpkin? Shit… is it midnight already?’”
The court (and the judge) could not contain their laughter.. Lawrence was found
guilty only of public intoxication, fined $10, and sent on his way.
The Washington Post wrote an article describing this as "The best comeback line