Putting on the Latex Gloves for Watchdog.org’s #1 Scary Person of 2013
By Watchdog.org Staff
We’re here. Finally.
And we’re cheating a little bit. For our final entry, we’re using an entire police department instead of a single person. You’ll realize why we took this route when you read the description.
Along with this final entry, we’ll offer a word or two of advice. If you’re on the streets tonight, please be careful. If you choose to drink, don’t drive. If you do, you may end up like the victim of Watchdog.org’s scariest person of 2013.
If nothing else, wear clean undies to your New Year’s Eve Party.
Here’s your scariest person of 2013:
1. NEW MEXICO: Southern New Mexico cops
A trip to Wal-Mart on Jan. 2 turned into a nightmare for David Eckert, a 63-year-old Deming, N.M. man. According to his lawsuit, Eckhart was pulled over for allegedly failing to make a complete stop while leaving the store’s parking lot. After telling Eckert to step out of his vehicle, police say he appeared to be clenching his buttocks. Believing he was ferrying narcotics in his anal cavity, police took Eckert to an emergency room to perform a cavity search. A doctor there refused, calling it “unethical.” Undeterred, police drove Eckert to another county. There, he was forced to undergo X-rays, two digital rectal exams and three enemas; police compelled Eckert to defecate in front of them and the doctors. No drugs turned up. So police ordered a colonoscopy.
Doctors sedated Eckert and performed the procedure. Still no drugs. In fact, no drugs were ever found. But the assault was incomplete until Eckert received a bill for $6,000 – for the colonoscopy.He has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in punitive damages from the law enforcement and medical personnel involved. MITIGATING FACTOR: They may have achieved an East Bloc-level of intrusiveness, but at least these New Mexico police haven’t made a creepy video. Of course, that might be because they can’t decide on a song. We’d recommend a show tune, like “Getting to Know You” from The King and I. (Rob Nikolewski)
Part of 7 in the series Scariest People of 2013