There are some crimes that appear to be punishment in themselves. In Oklahoma, a woman had an unnerving experience of going to the bathroom at a Sand Springs water park only to look down and see a man staring back at her from inside the septic tank. It was Tulsa resident Kenneth Enslow, 52, who was pulled out of tank and charged with being a peeping Tom.
The woman had taken her 7-year-old daughter to the bathroom when she spotted Enslow covered in human waste in the tank below.
He was pulled from the tank and sprayed off with a fire house before being jailed.
Enslow claimed that his girlfriend Angel hit him in the head with a tire iron, tossed him in the back of a 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and dumped him in the toilet. However, police say that they found no sign of injury. He reportedly later confessed.
By the way, the commonly used phrase “Peeping Tom” comes from the legend of Lady Godiva. Godiva’s real name was Godgifu — the wife of the Earl Leofric of Mercia. Leofric imposed terrible taxes on the people and Godiva sought to relieve the burden of the poor. Her husband reportedly refused and said that she would first have to ride through the town on market day nude. A much loved charitable person, Godiva told the people to stay in doors and not look in order to force her husband’s hand. Later the legend was changed to add a tailor named Tom who supposedly went blind after peeking at Lady Godiva as she passed through the town of Coventry in the 11th century.
However, that is still better than crawling into a septic tank in Oklahoma.
Source: Washington Post