Couple accused of exposure at local store
By DAN SPRINGER La Crosse Tribune
With Valentine’s Day approaching, a Black River Falls, Wis., couple apparently decided to show their affection a little too publicly while shopping at a La Crosse store Saturday evening, La Crosse police said.Security cameras at ShopKo on the South Side caught the couple strolling through the store with a cart — and the woman holding her companion’s exposed penis, according to police reports.A store official told police that when other customers approached, the woman would remove her hand and the man would pull his sweatshirt down. When alone again, the couple resumed the behavior, according to police reports.Michael J. Gerdes, 39, and Marteen E. Gerdes, 38, were arrested at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at the store, 3433 Mormon Coulee Road.The couple at first denied the behavior, then Marteen Gerdes admitted it was her idea and they were just “screwing around,” according to police reports.They were released on signature bonds, with lewd and lascivious behavior charges pending in La Crosse County Circuit Court.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Shopko and Lewd Behavior
I'm going to publicly call for the elimination of all Shopko stores, because they clearly CAUSE lewd behavior. And until the city closes all Shopko stores I'm going to walk up and down the aisles to monitor them for any such behavior. From the Tribune: