Police arrested Malcolm Davidson, a 27 year old white male,resident of
Wilmington, NC, in a pumpkin patch at 11:38pm Friday. Davidson will be
charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, public indecency, and public
intoxication at the County courthouse on Monday. The suspect allegedly
stated that as he was passing a pumpkin patch, he decided to stop.
"You know, a pumpkin is soft and squishy inside, and there was no one
around here for miles. At least I thought there wasn't." he stated in a
phone interview from the County courthouse jail.
Davidson went on to state that he pulled over to the side of the road,
picked out pumpkin that he felt was appropriate to his purposes, cut a hole
in it, and proceeded to satisfy his alleged "need". "I guess I was just
really into it, you know?" he commented with evident embarrassment. In the
process, Davidson apparently failed to notice the Wilmington Municipal
police car approaching and was unaware of his audience until Officer Brenda
Taylor approached him.
"It was an unusual situation, that's for sure." said officer Taylor. "I
walked up to (Davidson) and he's...just working away at this pumpkin."
Taylor went on to describe what happened when she approached Davidson. "I
just went up and said, 'Excuse me sir, but do you realize that you are
screwing a pumpkin?' He got real surprised as you'd expect and then looked
me straight in the face and said,
"A pumpkin? Damn... is it midnight already?"