POSTED: 7:49 am EDT June 29, 2005
UPDATED: 10:09 am EDT June 29, 2005
BOSTON -- Truth really was stranger than fiction in New Hampshire where a man was arrested for allegedly being inside a women's room toilet.
Ed Harding Reports On Toilet Arrest
NewsCenter 5's Ed Harding reported that summer vacationers were disgusted when a man was discovered hiding inside a toilet in the women's room at a rest stop along the Kancamagus Highway near Carroll City. Police said he was in the waste tank beneath a log cabin restroom.
Authorities said Gary Moody, 45, of Gardiner, Maine, somehow got inside a toilet in the women's restroom and stayed there undetected as women used the restroom until a young girl detected him. The teen apparently walked into the restroom and looked down into the toilet and saw Moody looking back up at her.
Police were called in to flush him out.
"It's a very filthy environment and before we put anybody in contact with him we wanted to decontaminate him. We treated him exactly like he was hazardous material," Capt. John Hebert of the Carroll City Sheriff's Department said. "I started in this business in 1980 and I have never in my career encountered anybody in this type of a situation."
Moody was charged with criminal trespassing in and was freed on bail. A court date of July 19 was scheduled in North Conway.
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Believe it or not this has happened several times at the state park near my house. They pulled one guy out that had a wetsuit on and had packed a lunch. No joke.