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A Compelling Reason for Women to Wear Pantsuits to Court

The Associated Press is reporting that a Houston fellow has been charged with (I love this term) “improper photography” for using his camera phone to take pictures of the view underneath a legal assistant’s skirt. He allegedly did this under the guise of tying his shoelaces. (This slick juvenile move may have contributed to his getting busted.)

Bryant Gerley Munoz was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly took several pictures under the skirt of a 29-year-old legal assistant.

Constable Lt. Bill Ruland said Munoz was at the courthouse on a misdemeanor drug charge. Ruland said Munoz confessed after being taken into custody.

Munoz has been charged with a state jail felony, which carries a maximum sentence of two years behind bars.

This criminal genius not only misjudged the wisdom of indulging in a possible underwear fetish at the courthouse of all places, but even managed to capture a few images of the deputy that the legal assistant was speaking to at the time of the alleged incident.

The story posted at the Houston Chronicle elicited quite a bit of reader commentary (121 comments and counting), including my favorites:

“Texicandog”: “Let’s not hire him for undercover work. He probably had the flash on.”

“lookingforplanc”: “Documenting some legal briefs?”

“Mooster”: “Come to court on a misdemeanor charge and upgrade to a felony. I don’t think he understands the concept.”

There are so many, many reasons that I recommend wearing a nice pantsuit to court, but this contingency just moved to the top of my list.

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