Apparently, Jeffrey Paul Gravelle, of Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho likes high school cheerleaders.
So much so, that he is willing to drive for hours to see them just stretch and warm up. And, according to police, he also likes getting close to them. But before you think he’s just obsessed with their routines, you need to read the following from the Tri-City Herald:
Jeffrey Paul Gravelle, of Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, was at two Hanford High School football games last month and allegedly grabbed or touched three cheerleaders under their skirts. School officials later identified him as a suspect who was seen loitering outside the girls’ locker room during a basketball game in February, court documents said. The first football game incident was Sept. 7 at the Hanford-Kamiakin game. A Hanford cheerleader reported that she was talking to other cheerleaders when a man came up behind her, grabbed her buttocks and reached under her skirt, documents said. A couple with sons on the football team also told authorities they saw the man, later identified as Gravelle, push between them and hit the cheerleader’s bottom, documents said. When the girl didn’t respond, the man reached under her skirt, the couple said.
A Kamiakin cheerleader said Gravelle also walked by her, touched her behind then reached under her skirt. She said she also saw the man go out of his way to approach another Kamiakin cheerleader, documents said. Gravelle reportedly told police that he “had a sexual problem for the last 15 years,” in particular with high school cheerleaders, documents said. He said he liked watching them warm up and stretch before games and is willing to drive several hours at a time just to watch them, documents said.He also denied groping the cheerleaders, but said he did accidentally touch each one on the bottom, documents said.
It’s tough being a kid today with everything going on at school, all the nasty stuff on the Interwebs, and trying to avoid one of the 50 or more Kardashian family reality shows on TV. Now, pre-teens also have worry about a lawsuit from a lady that just happened to hit in the face with a baseball at a Little League game.
This particular incident happened at a New Jersey Little League game two years ago in Manchester Township. Elizabeth Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near the fenced-in bullpen at the Manchester Little League park when she was hit by an errant throw from catcher Matthew Migliaccio, 11 who was warming up a pitcher. No one claims that Matt threw the ball intentionally at Lloyd, but that has not stopped her from suing the boy–and his family–for $150,000 in medical bills, plus an unspecified amount for pain and suffering. Not to be left out, Lloyd’s husband is also suing for the loss of “services, society, and consortium” of his wife. Their claim is that Matthew’s errant throw was intentional and reckless, “assaulted and battered” Lloyd, and caused “severe, painful, and permanent” injuries.
Unfortunately, the insurance Little League carries covers injuries to players and coaches, but not spectators, so the Migliaccio family is on its own on this one. If the case goes to trial, Matthew’s family expects it to cost tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees to defend themselves in court.
Poor Jelena Miksa. She and several other female fans of the Croatian soccer team traveled all the way to, uh, wherever the hell they’re playing the Euro 2012 Championship, saw the home team win a tough match 3-1 and then got a little carried away with their celebration. How carried away?
They lifted up their shirts. Then they took their shirts off completely. Then it appears they let another Croatian fan like a nipple. And it was, of course, all caught on camera. Great fun for those in attendance, but not apparently for the Croatian government which employs Ms. Miksa. They, apparently, would prefer for her to keep her top on during the tournament.
Can’t really tell what happened here, other than the young lady in the Red Sox cap gets into with fans in section 328 at Yankee Stadium. And this was Friday night when the Sox where actually playing in Chicago!