Indian Brave Posted October 25, 2009 Share Posted October 25, 2009 Source:- http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/101909_man_caught_making_coffee_naked_faces_charges# Man Charged After Making Coffee Naked FOX 5 Exclusive Updated: Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009, 7:41 PM EDT Published : Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009, 12:10 AM EDT By WILL THOMAS/myfoxdc SPRINGFIELD, Va. - A Springfield, Virginia man is facing an indecent exposure charge after a passerby spotted the man naked in his kitchen and reported it to police. Eric Williamson, 29, is a commercial diver who grew up in Hawaii and rents home with several co-workers. Williamson told FOX 5's Will Thomas his roommates were not home and he walked into the kitchen to make coffee about 5:30 a.m. Monday. "Yes, I wasn't wearing any clothes but I was alone, in my own home and just got out of bed. It was dark and I had no idea anyone was outside looking in at me," Williamson said. The complaint came from an unidentified woman who was walking with a 7-year-old boy. A Fairfax County Police spokesman said officers arrested Williamson for indecent exposure because they believe he wanted to be seen naked by the public. Officer Bud Walker said officers also consulted the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and they were given the green light to proceed with the charge. Williamson, who is father of a 5-year old girl, said he feels like the victim. "I am a loving dad. Any of my friends and anyone knows that and there is not a chance on this planet I would ever, ever, ever do anything like that to a kid," he said. Williamson is meeting with a lawyer to fight the charge and may attempt to seek damages from Fairfax County Police. If convicted on the misdemeanor charge, he would face up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Updated Article Source:- http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/102109_naked_man_arrested_after_making_coffee_update Eric Williamson, 29, is a commercial diver who grew up in Hawaii and rents home with several co-workers. Williamson told FOX 5's Will Thomas his roommates were not home and he walked into the kitchen to make coffee about 8:30 a.m. Monday. "Yes, I wasn't wearing any clothes but I was alone, in my own home and just got out of bed. It was dark and I had no idea anyone was outside looking in at me," Williamson said. But at about 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning, a neighbor walking her son to school says he deliberately exposed himself-- not once, but twice. First, she says it happened as he was standing in the glass doorway in the kitchen, and then again at a front window. "We've heard there may have been other people who had a similar incident," said Mary Ann Jennings, a Fairfax County Police spokesperson. The complaint came from an unidentified woman who was walking with a 7-year-old boy. A Fairfax County Police spokesperson said officers arrested Williamson for indecent exposure because they believe he wanted to be seen naked by the public. On Wednesday, investigators told FOX 5 they have reason to believe there may have been another incident in which someone saw Williamson naked in front of his window. They're asking anyone who may have seen Williamson in the nude through his windows to come forward, even if it was at a different time. Police are especially concerned because the house is located across the street from a bus stop for school children. So on Wednesday, officers canvassed the neighborhood with fliers, asking anyone who may have been subject to an exposure to come forward. The department spokesperson says in a rare move, they're releasing more information about the case. "Because this was being spun into a national story, and the idea you can't be naked in your own house-- we wanted to come forward and say in this case our officers believed there was probable cause the law had been violated," said Jennings. Eric has since moved out of the rental house he shared with several diving buddies. And, by phone on Wednesday, the father of a 5-year-old girl maintained his innocence, as he did Monday in an exclusive interview with FOX 5. "I'm a loving dad-- any of my friends would tell you that," Williamson said. "There is not a chance on this planet I would ever, ever do anything like that to a kid." Police wouldn't release the incident report or the name of the mother who filed the complaint. FOX 5 has learned she is a respected member of the community, and just happens to be the wife of a Fairfax County Police officer. FOX 5 also spoke with some of Williamson's roommates, and they said they believed Eric was drunk on Monday morning when they were all leaving for work around 5 a.m. The alleged exposure happened around 8:30 a.m. Williamson, however, says he was drinking on Sunday night, but was not drunk on Monday morning. These days it's all about who gets to the police station first, first one there is the complainant and the last one there is the defendant. Back in my day - people looking in your windows to perv on someone nekkid were called, peeping toms - but I guess if your the local policeman's wife, and get caught peeping - all you have to do is get to the station first and file a complaint to make yourself the complainant, and the poor bloke making coffee in his own house, is suddenly trying to defend himself. Why was she not charged with a "peeping tom" misdemeanor when she went to the police station and admitted seeing a man nekkid inside his own home thru the windows? Somethings not quite right with this report/s story - first story says it's 5.30 am and dark - second story says it's 8.30 am and broad daylight? So which is it? I thought Journos were s'posed to confirm their facts from 2 independent sources before publishing? Also - the fact the woman's out walking with a lad - suggests she wasn't deliberately out peeping in windows in the early morning cover of darkness either. The fact there's a kids bus stop outside his house and 8.30am on a Monday morning when kids would be lining up to catch a bus and go to school is a worry. Also whether the guys in his kitchen - or as suggested in the 2nd story out in the doorway to his outdoors deck deliberately exposing himself? I guess somethings not quite right here - probably come out in court in due course! Cheers Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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