This story from the Star Tribune brought me great pleasure last week:
Repeat Offender Given Probation For Sex With Deer
SUPERIOR, WIS. – A 20-year-old Superior man received probation after he was convicted of having sexual contact with a dead deer. The sentence also requires Bryan James Hathaway to be evaluated as a sex offender and treated at the Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health in Duluth.
He was also found guilty in April 2005 of felony mistreatment of an animal after he killed a horse with the intention of having sex with it. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years of extended supervision on that charge.
Hathaway pleaded no contest earlier this month to misdemeanor mistreatment of an animal for the incident involving the deer.
“The type of behavior is disturbing,” Douglas County Judge Michael Lucci said. “It’s disturbing to the public. It’s disturbing to the court.”
That’s how Wisconsinites roll.
It’s amazing. Just when I start to wonder whether I’ve given those from Wisconsin a bad rap, when I begin to feel convicted of my own prejudices against those from across the river, this genius goes ahead and starts having sex with dead animals.
The only thing that would have made this story better is if he would have slid a Brett Favre jersey on the dead deer’s torso before going to work on it.