Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Catholic College Student Arrested For Peeing On Illegal Nativity Scene
Cops: Catholic college student urinated on city Nativity display
JANUARY 12--A Pennsylvania man who attends a Catholic college was arrested Sunday morning after cops spotted him urinating on a Nativity scene constructed in a city square. Nathan Strawn, 22, was caught in the act by a Wilkes-Barre cop, according to a criminal compliant filed in Luzerne County Magisterial Court. Strawn, whose "genitals were completely exposed to multiple persons," tried to flee when Patrolman Brian Gist ordered him to stop urinating. Strawn, a King's College student, was arrested after a short chase and later charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and desecration of a venerated object. The Nativity display, which was due to be removed, had been donated by St. Mary's Church of the Maternity and placed in Wilkes-Barre's downtown Public Square. Strawn, pictured above, is free on a $10,000 unsecured bond.