Local Blogger Arrested for Trying to Photograph Supervisor Scott Wiener's Wiener

Categories: Only in SF, WTF?
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Luke Thomas, Fog City Journal
Was hoping to see Scott's wiener
(Update): Supervisor Scott Wiener issued a statement regarding the wiener drama at City Hall. Read his side of the story after the jump.

Local blogger Michael Petrelis says he was arrested yesterday after he snapped a photo of his San Francisco nemesis Supervisor Scott Wiener in the men's bathroom at City Hall.

Petrelis first informed the public of the drama on his personal blog, the Petrelis Files, where he explained how he was intending to get a graphic picture of Supervisor Wiener, who spearheaded the ban on public nudity, as he used the urinal at City Hall. But all he got was a G-rated shot of Wiener's dental hygiene habits.

Per the blog, dated Oct. 27:
My new camera was ready for use in the second floor men's room at City Hall on Friday afternoon when I walked in. Scott Wiener was standing at the urinal and had just started to tinkle as I entered and the camera took 4-6 seconds to focus, enough time for him to put away his wiener and zipper up.

The only photo I caught was of him grabbing his toothbrush from the wash basin. He sighed heavily and with exasperation having to not only have to interact with me, but in a restroom and with a camera going off. I made small talk the beautiful day and he left in a huff.

Petrelis posted an update to this blog, informing readers that he was being investigated by the Sheriff's Department over his tacky photo etiquette; it seems Supervisor Wiener had filed a complaint, which led to Petrelis' subsequent arrest (technically, he turned himself in).

We put in a call to both Petrelis and Supervisor Wiener, but neither has gotten back to us.

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Takes care of his teeth
In any event, the DA claims Petrelis broke Section 647(j) sub-section (1) of the penal code, which states the following:

(j) (1) Any person who looks through a hole or opening, into, or otherwise views, by means of any instrumentality, including, but not limited to, a periscope, telescope, binoculars, camera, motion picture camera, camcorder, or mobile phone, the interior of a bedroom, bathroom, changing room, fitting room, dressing room, or tanning booth, or the interior of any other area in which the occupant has a reasonable expectation of privacy, with the intent to invade the privacy of a person or persons inside. This subdivision shall not apply to those areas of a private business used to count currency or other negotiable instruments.

Petrelis is expected to appear in court on Dec. 5. We will be sure to update you with this very pressing government story.

(Update): Supervisor Scott Wiener e-mailed us the following statement:
Scott Wiener Statement<

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5 comments
Naturistspace.org
Naturistspace.org topcommenter

nudist should have the right to be free, we love being naked, why ask us to get dressed? we hurt anybody?

hplovecraft
hplovecraft

 The far left S.F. whackos are also 'stalkers' , in this particular case.

prettyinbleu
prettyinbleu

@uppityfag this weiner drama is filler until the RM re-call extravaganza rears its ugly head.

bobert
bobert

I am sure our local flag raising gadfly was just checking to make sure Scott's mast was fully raised

uppityfag
uppityfag

@prettyinbleu Good!! I need something to sink my teeth in!!

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