When the lobby’s a-rockin’

The police come knockin’. All I have to say about this story is that they were in a hotel. Think about it. What does a hotel have a lot of? (Yes, there’s the interesting question of whether a liquor license makes a place “public” even if it is closed, but I don’t care enough to research it.)

5 thoughts on “When the lobby’s a-rockin’

  1. Gerard

    Police say that although the bar was closed to the public during the event, it is considered a public place because it has a liquor permit.
    so what does that make a hotel room with those mini-bars in them?

  2. Jeremiah

    I’ll tell you exactly what happened. FTA:
    “The couple led a game of “rings” at the November event attended by undercover local police and liquor control agents. The objective of the game was for a woman to grab the most men she could and get five sexy pictures taken with them, according to an arrest affidavit. According to his arrest affidavit, David Shadowfax has thousands of photos stored in his computer showing women, including his wife, engaging in sexual activity at one or more “swingers” parties.”

    The cop didn’t get picked for a sexy pic (the detail about the hard drive contents is the giveaway).

    If I were an atty (and I’m not) I’d be really interested in the chain of custody for the husband’s computer. Dollars to donuts the cops are sharing the nekkie pics around the office….

  3. Jdog

    Sure. A hotel is filled with rooms, of various sizes, and it doesn’t take a very high two-digit IQ to figure out that if one wants privacy for many sorts of activities, one could go to one such.

    On the other hand, if you assume that people really tend to do what they want to . . . it’s a fair guess that the folks getting it on in the bar or lobby wanted to, well, do just that in a public place — in the commonsense sense, not necessarily the legal sense.

    Those of us who really figure that consenting adults should be allowed to do what they want with each consenting other as long as they don’t do it out in the street and scare the horses can decide for ourselves whether that fits “out in the street and scaring the horses.” My own take is that a rented place that I’d have trouble accidentally walking in on doesn’t, but mileage varies.

    I’m glad to know, though, that in the years since I left Connecticut the real crime rate has dropped to the point where PDs can spend a lot of time busting folks on unsanctioned orgasms; didn’t used to be the case.

    Not even in Windsor Locks.

    1. Gideon Post author

      Well, it’s a hotel lobby for crissakes. Even if you’re for consenting adults doing what they want where they can’t hurt anyone….a lobby? How are you going to have trouble “accidentally” walking into a lobby of a hotel near an airport?


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