Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Kiss a foot, go to jail!

In a very strange story, a felony indictment has been issued in the case of the library foot-kissing bandit. The offender, Joseph Colella of Poland Twp., has been charged with gross sexual imposition after apparently kissing and sucking on the feet of at least two women in the Poland library's study room.

According to the Vindy, "He told her that he was conducting a sociology project and that he had to kiss people's feet and record their reactions. The woman said she wasn't interested, but he kept insisting and she told police that she believed that he wasn't going to leave unless she agreed.

She relented and he briefly kissed the bottom of her foot, and then without warning he began sucking her toe, according to a police report. She then pulled her foot away and the man asked her reaction to which she replied she was freaked out."

Freaked out is probably a mild term. She should have used her freshly-sucked toe to kick him in the face.

He is also the suspect in a case at the same library branch from 2000, when a 17-year old was toe sucked. When he was done he asked if he could have her socks. The girl refused and the man asked if he could buy them. She refused again and he left.

Asked how the feet in question tasted at the time, Colella apparently replied, "like chicken."
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been busy editing Wikipedia articles. It is scary that hours of my day are spent editing content on that site. I do have to admit that it has some fine articles on Youngstown-related subjects.

Anyway, Youngstown is in the national news again and in several different venues. First is the headline story of Donna Moonda, accused of being part of a love triangle gone bad. Moonda is charged along with Damian Bradford of killing Dr. Gulam Moonda in an attempt to claim his millions. Like all of these plots, they failed. In a plot easily predicted, Bradford rats out Moonda, cops a plea and she gets hosed. Case closed.

Round Two: The Washington Express (DC's mini-Post for subway commuters) recently ran a front page sidebar which highlighted why all politics in Youngstown is in some way dirty. Litter-control coordinator George Finnerty III has been accused of keeping a messy property, strewn with boxes, furniture, tires and other trash. Typical of all Youngstown politicians, he claims he was just working to keep our local garbagemen employed.