The Sexist

MPD Officer Groped By Suspect

One of the gripes leveled at the Sexist's recent groping coverage is that it has so far focused on only one category of victim—women. Men get groped, too, so let's hear one male victim's story. This weekend, a male MPD officer was subjected to a public genital grab, courtesy of a violent burglary suspect. The incident was aired on the MPD 1st District Listserv on Saturday:

On Friday January 22, 2010, at about 3:00 pm, Officer Andrew Zabavsky (Third District) was off duty and walking his dog in the 500 block of 6th Street SE. About the same time off duty Officer Andrew Horos (First District) was responding to work at the First District Sub-Station.

Officer Zabavsky was walking his dog (on a leash) when he observed a citizen yelling for help and the perpetrator fleeing. Officer Zabavsky then identified himself as a police officer and attempted to restrain the perpetrator. The perpetrator started violently choking Officer Zabavsky. Officer Horos was responding to work when he observed the struggle, alighted from his vehicle and assisted. Officer Horos identified himself and asked the perpetrator to stop resisting. The perpetrator used profane language then grabbed the genital area of Officer Horos.

According to police, the 47-year-old suspect has been charged with burglary and assault. As for the Andrews? "Both officers are okay," the Listserv claims. If you're a man who has been the victim of groping, tell the Sexist your story here.

File photo by Darrow Montgomery.

  • b-bop

    Andy Dick was arrested over the weekend for grouping a couple of men as well.

  • b-bop

    sorry...groping.

  • noodlez

    FIRST OF ALL WHO GIVES A SHIT!

    SECOND, THAT WASNT GROPING! THAT WAS A DEFENSIVE MOVE. IDIOT!

    THIRD, WHERE ARE ALL YOUR MALE FRIENDS/SOURCES?

  • Rick Mangus

    'noodlez' I concur, WHO GIVES A SHIT!

  • WardQueen

    Was this act done by hand or mouth? Were the officers packin'? Did Officer Horos later request the perps home home number or M4M handle?
    Without photos it is impossible to determine whether this groping was justified or not.
    Research! Follow Up!

  • EmK

    First of all, noodlez, keeping typing in all caps. That'll definitely gain you respect and make sure people listen to and consider what you have to say. I imagine it's probably working out pretty well.

    And I'm slightly confused: what do you mean by "male friends/sources"? This post is a call for men to share their experiences being groped. I think that about covers it - she's asking for male sources.

  • Em

    Noodlez: you do, obviously, since you took a couple minutes of your valuable time to comment. Seriously, if all you have to say is "WHO CAREZZZZ???" then don't bother. Jesus.

  • noodlez

    Em CAPS LOCK FOREVA!

    I WAS ASKING MS. HESS A SIMPLE QUESTION. SHE HAD A FEW FEMALE SOURCES REGARDING FEMALES BEING GROPED. I WAS CURIOUS AS TO WHERE HER MALE FREINDS/SOURCES ARE WITH RESPECT TO HER SUBJECT MATTER!

    OH I HAVE MORE TO SAY IT JUST ISNT WORTH COMMENTING ON BECAUSE MS. HESS DONT LIKE MY COMMNETS. IM HOLDING OUT HOPE FOR MS HESS TO PEN A ARTICLE WORTH ITS WEIGHT. FOR EXAMPLE THE DISPARITY BETWEEN GAY WHITE MALES GETTING AIDS/HIV SUPPORT THROUGH ALL MEDIUMS AND YOUNG BLACK FEMALES HAVING TO HAVE SOMEONE SCREAM IT FROM THE VALLEY HOPING TO BE HEARD.

  • Rick Mangus

    Don't think that Amada Hess the Neo Nazi will allowd you comments about GROPING to be part of this BLOG!

  • Rick Mangus

    EXCUISE ME!, "Your comments" not "you comments"!

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