October 27th, 2009


Police Officer Discovers "Live One" in Cemetery

A South Carolina bureaucrat  who said he was on his lunch break when an officer found him with a stripper and sex toys in his sport utility vehicle has been fired, his boss said Wednesday.  A former state legislator & current deputy assistant attorney general, age 66, was in a secluded part of a downtown cemetery when an police officer spotted him Monday, according to a police report in Columbia SC.

As an officer approached the car sped off, then pulled over a few blocks away. The state's attorney and the 18-year-old woman with him, an employee of the Platinum Plus Gentleman's Club, gave conflicting stories about what they were doing in the cemetery, Officer Michael Wines wrote in his report.  He then searched the SUV, where he found a Viagra pill and several sex toys, items the attorney said he always kept with him, "just in case," according to the report.

The attorney flashed Wines a badge showing he worked for the state Attorney General's Office.  Officer Wines, whose wife also works there, called her to make sure he was telling the truth.  The attorney and the woman were let go without charges. But as luck would have it, Wines' wife reported the call to her supervisor.

"We received credible information about inappropriate behavior Monday afternoon," Attorney General McMaster said Wednesday. "And by the close of business, he was no longer working here."  Such a trip to the cemetery "would not be appropriate, at any time, for an assistant attorney general," McMaster said.