Archive for Thursday, October 1, 1998


October 1, 1998


Two Lawrence men will go to trial next month for their night-time shenanigans -- a nude trip last month through a local restaurant.

The men, both 18, were charged with indecent exposure after the Sept. 16 incident at Perkins Restaurant, 1711 W. 23rd. They appeared before Lawrence Municipal Court Judge George Catt on Wednesday, his last day on the job.

Catt scheduled a trial for the two men at 9 a.m. Nov. 12.

A third participant, a 17-year-old female Free State High School student, was not given a municipal charge because she is a juvenile. Police initially said she was cited for indecent exposure, but Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Shelley Diehl on Wednesday said she hadn't received any reports on the incident.

The three teens, wearing nothing but veils, entered the restaurant after 3 a.m. and began dancing around the tables, placing candy corn on occupied tables, according to Perkins' employee Drusilla Absher.

Within minutes, the three retreated to a car illegally parked in front of the restaurant's entrance, and drove away. An employee wrote the license plate number down, and police stopped the car several blocks away. Police said the teens were partially disrobed.

Police Sgt. George Wheeler said several patrons were ``mortified'' by the behavior. Asked by police why they shed their inhibitions and their clothes, the trio said they were bored.

-- Chris Koger's phone message number is 832-7126. His e-mail address is

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