Smoking Gun- A Louisiana man who was once convicted for surreptitiously collecting urine samples from female shoppers at a Dillard’s department store has been busted for using his cell phone to photograph women using the bathroom at a nearby Lowe’s store.
Kenneth Porche, 34, was arrested yesterday on video voyeurism charges. During police questioning, Porche reportedly “admitted to going into the women’s restroom and photographing a female while she was in the stall,” according to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office.
As reported in these pages, Porche’s first public bathroom arrest came in January 2003 after he hid in the women’s bathroom at Dillard’s (which is about two miles from Lowe’s) and collected urine samples.
How, you might ask, did Porche surreptitiously collect those samples? According to cops, he disabled one toilet’s flushing mechanism and then lined the bottom of the bowl with cellophane wrap. When a woman finished using the tampered toilet, Porche emerged from the adjoining stall and collected the liquid trapped by the plastic film.
Upon his arrest, Porche was carrying four zip-lock bags containing urine. Two of the bags had descriptions written on them--"old woman" and “young, high heels, should drink.”
In a police interview conducted the day after his arrest, Porche said that he had “done a lot of soul searching” and “knew what he done was wrong.” However, Porche noted that he did not think he needed help. When asked if he had told his girlfriend about his urine fetish, Porche “stated that he did not because he believed that she would think it would be disgusting.
When did we start criticizing a good, old fashioned success story in this country? I'm not saying that going into a Lowe's bathroom and trying to take up-skirt shots of random strangers is something that is usually praise worthy, but it's all relative. When 12 years prior you were deactivating toilets and setting up piss catching contraptions in a Dillards, this is to considered a success of the justice system. That's all we can ask is that people get better with time, right? Don't tell me the guy that used to drink stranger's pee after categorizing it by age, gender, and fashion sense isn't becoming more socially acceptable.
He's like a 7th round NFL draft pick. He's raw. He's going to take a little more patience than others. He's worked out some kinks in his game, but he's still got some more things to work on. He's definitely headed in the right direction. In terms of this guy's past taking some candid shots of female genitalia is a pretty standard form of perversion. When it comes to being moral ambiguity he might be sitting in the last row, but at least now he is in the stadium. At least now he has someone that wants to go to the game with him. Probably wasn't finding too many people that he had a lot in common with when he was drinking urine out of zip-lock bags. At least now he might share a cell with someone that enjoys watching women pee. It's unfortunate they won't get to do a lot of that in the big house. Who knows? Maybe in another 10 years he's just a gay dude, or enjoys dressing up in women's clothing. If that's the case he will have picked a hell of a time to become reformed.