New York police have arrested construction worker, John Brady, 49, in a rather odd crime. Brady is accused of calling people and posing as a doctor. He would then convinced them to give themselves a rectal examination while he was on the telephone. He has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment.
Brady was finally apprehended after a 34-year-old woman became suspicious after giving herself a rectal examination when she realized later that Brady “did not represent a medical establishment.” She then called police.
Brady admitted that he would pick names out randomly from the telephone book, ask them questions about their digestive system, and then give them instructions on performing the rectal examination. He had been arrested in September on aggravated harassment charges in connection with two other telephone calls, one from June 2007 and another from 2008. He could face one year in jail.
I have always wondered who actually falls for marketing gimmicks on the telephone about free trips and prizes. Now, I realize that those are the smart ones. There are actually people who will give themselves rectal examinations when called by a stranger.
It is unclear why Brady is in construction and not telemarketing.