[Daily Breeze] Police have arrested 18 men suspected of engaging in sexual activity inside a Manhattan Beach restroom that became a popular meeting spot in recent weeks, officers said Tuesday. The crackdown hopefully put an end to lewd conduct inside the Marine Avenue restroom, where lifeguards noticed men going inside and staying for extended periods of time. Men, who normally spend a few minutes inside a restroom, stayed sometimes for longer than an hour, and the same people returned. Lifeguards also found graffiti of graphic sexual images on restroom walls, and holes drilled through stall partitions. Lifeguards told police that instead of seeing one pair of feet in a stall, “sometimes they would see two or three.” Undercover detectives conducted a visual inspection of the restroom and set up surveillance of the location. Within minutes of their arrival, they made their first arrest. Police checked Internet sites and chat rooms where they found discussions indicating the restroom had become a meeting spot for men to engage in sex. Officers soon conducted six undercover operations, posing as men seeking activity. Police made 17 more arrests. The suspects were held on suspicion of offenses including soliciting or engaging in lewd conduct in a public place, loitering in and around a public toiler for the purpose of engaging or soliciting a lewd or unlawful act, utilizing a peephole in a restroom, invasion of privacy, resisting arrest and indecent exposure. In addition, authorities removed the doors on the stalls to prohibit sexual activity in the stalls, Martin said.
Here’s a few random thoughts on this stellar lineup – numbered left to right:
Most obviously gay – #4. Pic screams “Heeeeeeeeeyyyyyyy”
I never would’ve guessed it – #14.
Scariest gay – #1. Looks like a classic case of “I beat queers because I’m queer but I don’t want to be” to me. Fucks angry fo’ sho’. Definitely didn’t have relations with #2. (more…)