Grand Old Police Blotter: G.O.P.py Hallowe'en Edition
Cap'n Ed wonders why all the girls are dressing like "skanks" for Hallowe'en instead of, say, dressing as pretend naval officers.
The answer: They're emulating their favorite bigoted Republican lawmakers:
Newly released police investigative reports allege a state representative dressed up as a woman and engaged in an oral sex act at a Spokane Valley adult bookstore before later rendezvousing at a downtown hotel for another sexual encounter with a man now under investigation for extortion, according to today's edition of The Spokesman-Review.
Here's more from today's Spokesman-Review story:
The suspect in the investigation, identified in police and court documents as 26-year-old Cody Michael Castagna, of Medical Lake, told detectives he was offered $1,000 to have unprotected sex with State Rep. Richard Curtis, a Republican from La Center, which is near Vancouver.
Castagna, a part-time porn model, has been featured in explicit photo shoots posted on some members-only gay Web sites.
Curtis, who was in Spokane for a leglislative trip, earlier spoke with an editor of The Columbian and denied having had sex with a man and said he was not gay.
According to court documents, Curtis and Castagna met shortly before 1 a.m. last Friday at Hollywood Erotic Boutique in Spokane Valley where Castagna was watching porn videos, police investigative reports say.
An employee at the porn store told detectives Curtis has been in the business three times in the last month and is called "the cross-dresser" by employees. The same employee said she was told by Curtis he is gay and likes to dress in women's underwear.
During questioning by Spokane Police detectives, Castagna said he saw a man later identified as Curtis in Hollywood Boutique early last Friday "wearing long red women's stockings and black sequined lingerie." Castagna later told detectives he saw a 40-ish man with a cane performing oral sex on the legislator, according to the police reports.
Later, the legislator gave his phone number to Castagna before leaving the adult bookstore at 9611 E. Sprague, the reports say.
Curtis then went to Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights before getting a phone call from Castagna. The two agreed to meet at the Davenport Towers where the legislator, visiting Spokane on legislative business, had a room.
Once the two arrived in the legislator's hotel room, "Curtis gave the male $100," before the two engaged in sex acts, the police reports say.
Detectives seized pillowcases and bed sheets from the room and surveillance video from the hotel's lobby, the documents say.
Cody Castagna apparently is not related to Malkin enthusiast/anthrax terrorist Chad Castagana, as they have different last names and different hazmat evidence collection protocols associated with their activites.
Meanwhile, perhaps Cap'n Ed can urge impressionable young women of his acquaintance to select more wholesome and decorous role models, such as his friend Pam Oshry.