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JThat New York Attitude | Fetishes on Parade

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published July 21, 2015

JThat New York Attitude  | Fetishes on Parade

Gregory Reddick, 54, and his employer, SJQ Sightseeing Tours, filed a lawsuit in June against New York City for "harass(ing)" them and hampering their ability to rip off tourists, specifically, interfering with their "right" to sell tickets for $200 or more for trips on the Staten Island Ferry -- which is actually free to ride.

Reddick was wearing an (unauthorized) "Authorized Ticket Agent" jacket when arrested, and according to a New York Post account, believes he operates legally because he misunderstands a technicality in a 2013 court case.

Prosecutors, who described the waterfront tourist-exploitation scene as "the wild west," found Reddick with seven dates of birth, five aliases and six Social Security numbers. [gothamist.com, 6-5-2015]

Cirilo Castillo Jr., 45, was arrested in February in Edinburg, Texas, but a charge was not filed until June, apparently because prosecutors were awaiting Castillo's recovery from a broken leg. He had been found in a barn after trying to have sex with a horse -- three years after having been convicted of a similar crime (and warned, at that time, to stay away from the Edinburg farm).

The broken leg happened, prosecutors said, because in the February incident, the horse kicked him. [MySanAntonio.com, 6-10-2015]

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