Wisconsin (The Gaslamp Post) – A homeless man was ordered banned by a judge from “every library on the face of the earth” this past Thursday, after being accused of openly masturbating in a public library. According to the NY Daily News, 20-year-old Tyree S. Carter was in the Racine Public Library last Wednesday morning, when a witness had reported seeing him masturbating in plain view of others there.
An officer was sent to the library at around 10:36 am, according to the Journal-Times, and found Mr. Carter sitting at a table, reading a book. When asked by the officer if he knew why the police were talking to him, Carter initially indicated that he did not.
After being informed as to why they were there, Carter then reportedly apologized to the officer, stating that “it was his first time doing it in public.” He reportedly told police that he is staying at the Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization in Racine.
Carter was arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior and was booked into the Racine County Jail. He is facing $11,000 in fines and up to a year in jail if convicted.
He was reportedly released the following day on a $1000 signature bond and is due back in court next month.
(h/t: NY Daily News)