Usually golfers are pretty calm and non-violent. But apparently not Rudolph Hermstadt, a Connecticut amateur golf champion. Seems that he and his caddie got into it after a round last week and the cause wasn’t poor club selection. It appears to be over a woman. More from WTNH:
The Republican-American newspaper reports 37-year-old Rudolph Hermstadt, is scheduled to appear in Superior Court next week on charges of third-degree assault and breach of peace. Police say Hermstadt was captured on a surveillance video choking and punching 41-year-old Jeremy Eterginio of Prospect inside the 19th Hole Cafe at the East Mountain Golf Course on July 22.
Hermstadt told the newspaper the fight stemmed from an argument over Eterginio’s relationship with Hermstadt’s fiancee. He says Eterginio is no longer his caddie or his friend.
Not a lot of details yet on this story, but the mind does race, doesn’t it? What would compel two women in their 40s–who don’t appear to have stripper names–to expose their breasts at a public golf course in the middle of the day? Maybe it just got so hot today they took their shirts off and just forgot they weren’t at home? Maybe they both got hit on the head with the same errant tee shot and they went topless crazy?
About all we know is that the Madison County, Missouri Sheriff’s Department was called about 2 pm on Monday after receive reports of women exposing their breasts at Woodlands Golf Club. When officers arrived they observed Alicia L. Binford, 43, and Shelly L. Lewis, 45, both of O’Fallon, Mo, “lewdly exposing their breasts on the golf course property.”What’s not clear from the original police report is how LONG the cops observed this behavior before they made their arrest. We’re guessing three to four hours.
They were both arrested and taken to the Madison County Jail where they were charged with a misdemeanor charge of Public Indecency.
It doesn’t say if there was a special golf tournament going on that day, of anyone had been drinking or if this was just a dare that went WAY too far. There are supposed to be more details coming out on Tuesday, so stay tuned. This might turn out to be very interesting. At right, Binford and Lewis’ mug shots. Not bad, not bad.
Arrested for just playing golf? Probably not going to happen.
Arrested for playing golf drunk? We suppose it could happen, but the numbers are small compared to the actual number of drunk golfers each weekend.
But if you’re a drunk golfer AND teeing off in the middle of a busy street in Cologne, Germany then, maybe you might get arrested. That happened to a man this week after a taxi driver let a passenger out and heard a loud thud on his car. He spotted some damage, a golf ball nearby and then the drunken linkster not far away. Of course, the cabbie chased down the guy, but when confronted, this golfer pulled out his knife instead of his 9 iron and that’s when police where called.
Souce: Herald Sun