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Jamie Hensler is accused of washing his balls in a drinking fountain
As the locally-famous sign implores, "Keep Portland Weird." And it seems people are

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Keep PDX Weird: Stolen Gun Used by The Duke, and Drinking Fountain Genital Washing

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Jamie Hensler is accused of washing his balls in a drinking fountain
As the locally-famous sign implores, "Keep Portland Weird." And it seems people are taking note. Or, at least a couple alleged criminals are taking note, as two separately bizarre incidents in PDX yesterday highlight.

First, the story that doesn't involve a man's genitals and a park drinking fountain:

According to a report in the Oregonian, yesterday afternoon two vintage guns - one of them used by John Wayne in the 1962 film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and the other featured in the 1969 film The Wild Bunch, starring William Holden - were jacked from the Movie Madness store in Southeast Portland. After years displaying the guns at his store, Movie Madness owner Mike Clark tells the paper the thefts come as a complete shock.

From the Oregonian:

The owner of Movie Madness, a Southeast Portland video store that features movie memorabilia, said he almost fell over in shock when two customers told him at about 1:50 p.m. Tuesday that a display cabinet with two vintage guns was open and empty.

Surveillance video showed a man stuff the rare guns, featured in two Hollywood films from the 1960s, in his shirt before fleeing the scene, said Clark.

Clark goes on to tell the Oregonian that the video surveillance shows the man escape out a back door and take off on a dark-colored mountain bike after stealing the guns. He also reports that one of the weapons - a Winchester rifle used by Wayne - is still capable of firing blanks and bullets.

While that's certainly weird, it's nothing compared to what the Oregonian reports happened Monday morning at Couch Park in Northwest Portland.

Police tell the paper that 40-year-old Jamie Todd Hensler approached some children around 8:14 a.m. Monday at the park and attempted to talk with them and throw a water balloon at them.

At some point, however, apparently Hensler started to feel dirty.

According to the Oregonian, here's what happened next:

Hensler then started taking off his clothes, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a police bureau spokesman, and began washing his genitals in the park fountain.

The kids were about 10 feet away, said Simpson.

Naturally, Hensler was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on misuse of a drinking fountain, indecent exposure and disorderly conduct charges. The Oregonian also reports that Hensler was issued a park exclusion.

Probably a good call.

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