Rest Easy, Pasco, Your Police Have Arrested “The Wanker”
Please don't ever take for granted how TC fortunate we are to have both social media genius and unyielding dedication to serve others among paid city personnel.
Pasco PD's intuitive ability to balance incredibly challenging work with humor and self-deprecation is greatly appreciated.
The Pasco PD Facebook page keeps upping its own ante with a number of gems this past week, including Officer Curt (love the name and spelling) King's take on a highly escalating comedy of errors including, but not limited to, squatters sleeping in the bed of a dead person's vacant home, fleeing, but leaving a stolen firearm behind, felony charges now that the gun is introduced, driving into a tree, deployed air bags, more fleeing. Catch that here.
And then, there is "The Wanker." "The Wanker" has been apprehended. It's an interesting yarn. Read on:
ARRESTED “THE WANKER”: That’s not an official alias, but we need a way to refer to this Pasco male who has been trespassed from a laundry-list of central Pasco businesses for his behavior.
He most recently was reported by employees and patrons of a “bikini barista” coffee shack on the 2600-block of W Sylvester on Sunday afternoon 091320. He was in view of the drive-through window allegedly (ahem) pleasuring himself and putting his genitalia on public display in violation of a local statute against such uncouth behavior. He was arrested and booked into Franklin County Jail for a misdemeanor. Case 20-26761 Lewd Conduct/ Officer Mario Becho.
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Now the follow up:
ARRESTED “THE WANKER” PART TWO: That’s not an official alias, but we need a way to refer to this Pasco male who has been trespassed from a laundry-list of central Pasco businesses for his behavior.
Devoted followers of this page will remember a recent post where we highlighted disturbing behavior from a local man dubbed “The Wanker”. His alleged behavior included pleasuring himself and exposing his genitalia at a local business, trespassing, and other uncouth behavior.
Accounts varied, but tonight just after 7:30 a teenage female called 911 to report that her parents and a much younger sibling had been flashed by a male. She alleged the male, who was standing in the middle of the street as they drove past a local convenience store, had fully exposed his genitalia to her family. Responding units suspected, based on the time, location, and description, that the Wanker was at it again. Police arrived to find the male dancing out front, this time fully clothed, before he entered the store and allegedly shoplifted a bag of Corn Nuts. Officers’ original hunches were confirmed as the alleged flasher was recognized as the Wanker. All of the responding officers have received the most advanced crisis and de-escalation training available. Efforts to deescalate the situation and keep him calm were answered with resistance. He allegedly resisted arrest before being booked on yet another list of misdemeanor charges to include Indecent Exposure to a person under 14 years old, Shoplifting, and Resisting Arrest. Yet another business location was added to the list of places where the Wanker was not welcome. He was supplied with a written notice saying the same thing.
The Wanker is well known to patrol officers. Officers have worked with those close to him in the past to get him help. They’ve also made referrals to our Mental Health Outreach Team.
Earlier this week several officers spent the better part of an hour talking with the man, seeking ways to get him assistance and to get him to change his behavior. That wasn’t the first time our officers have done that and he is on a first name basis with several patrol officers from these conversations. We recognize the revolving door is frustrating for many of our readers. We do what we can. We don’t have a magic wand to wave and make all things happy and better again. When a young child is allegedly exposed to such disturbing behavior, arrest is our best option to prevent the community from further harm for at least tonight, and hopefully well into the future.
We’ve said it before but it bears saying again. That’s just the kind of 2020 year we are having. It seems unlikely that our encounters will actually change his behavior. Our advice to you readers who might find yourselves in these situations is to call police immediately when you feel vaguely threatened by someone’s behavior. If it’s okay when we arrive, that’s fine, we are already out there and you are not really wasting our time.