Police: Man Found Sleeping With Porn In Mpls. Bathroom

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police discovered a half-naked man sleeping in a restroom stall with pornographic magazines at a Panera Bread in Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

Minneapolis Police were dispatched Wednesday at 2:12 p.m. to the Panera, located at 809 Nicollet Mall, on the report of indecent exposure. When they arrived, they found the man sleeping on his back in the stall with his pants and underwear pulled down around his ankles.

Police noticed that there were pornographic pictures spread out and some affixed to the stall walls. The man had apparently fallen asleep while masturbating, according to the criminal complaint.

Officers woke up and arrested the man identified as David John Hardy, who was also identified as a predatory offender with a listed address in Minneapolis. Hardy has a record of criminal sexual conduct convictions.

Hardy has since moved out of the listed address, which he failed to report to law enforcement.

Hardy faces one felony count of failure to register as a predatory offender and one gross misdemeanor count of indecent exposure. If convicted, Hardy faces a maximum sentence of two years in prison plus a 10-year conditional release term if he was assigned to risk level III on the date of the offense.

He is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Jail.

Comments

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  1. Rai says:

    OH GROSS!! Keep him in jail!

  2. Jack says:

    It’s ridiculous, stupid and idiotic, yes, but….This made the news? Seriously? You thought the public needed to know about this? Have a little journalistic integrity and leave the “shock value” to The Enquirer.

  3. spiffy says:

    Awww, that’s so romantic.

  4. john says:

    This dude was prepared. He brought tape and everything. Wonder how long he was at it.

  5. dik says:

    Really wacker, this is news Doesn’t make sense, Homeless in the US go without eating. Elderly in the US go without needed medicines. Mentally ill in the US go without treatment. American troops go without proper equipment. American veterans go without benefits that were promised. Yet we donate billions to other countries before helping our own first. 1% will re-post and 99% won’t. Have the guts to re-post this. I KNOW I’M IN THE 1%.

    1. Amo says:

      What have you done in the last year to help anyone besides yourself? I am sick of people like you that want, want, want. I was promised this and didn’t get that, please. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. I volunteer my time both domestically and internationally. People here don’t know what it is like to be homeless, hungry, etc. They have the nerve to hold up a sign saying give me money. I sympathize with the people that are mentally ill. That is a different story. I would open up my house for mentally ill in need. I would never open up my house to people that are too lazy to work, or think someone owes them something.

  6. Don't rush to judgment says:

    I think the cops framed him.

  7. cyberhmoob says:

    He must not have the internet.
    You don’t even need tape to to put things on top of your desktop.

  8. St Paul says:

    Don’t read the article or comment if it doesn’t sit well with you. I’m personally glad they found him before he abused anyone else. But then again, not too smart of a man. I have to admit, this got a small laugh out of me.

  9. PaulW says:

    We needed to know this? Minnesota nice revisited.

  10. masterpenthousebater says:

    ha ha ha a ha ha ha ha!!!!…lol!!!!…no way!!!

  11. Mel says:

    How is it even possible to fall asleep on a cold tile floor, bare cheeks and all?! I suspect the dude was on something, or has a mental disorder.

  12. tom says:

    Nah, just a cook. Thot he was in the kitchen mixin up a little batter. hnuff-hnuff!

  13. Victim Du Jour says:

    We called it “making a wool pup tent” in Bootcamp.

  14. Doug says:

    Was he actually a customer….and did he eat all his bread?….LOLD

  15. the stranger says:

    castrate em

  16. the stranger says:

    i would imagine that in the CRIME section that yes this would be considered news…world events, national news etc would be another section there complaining guys

  17. the stranger says:

    as far as journalistic integrity goes, im sure they write about what they are told too just like you do what your told to do at your job or your employees do what they’re told to do..not many writers have the freedom to or get paid to write about what they want to write about..i think the person in question is in the photo not the person that wrote about it….

  18. stranger danger says:

    mn is a joke with theses types of criminals, bleeding hearts should worry about the victims of sex predators instead of offer them the revolving door system they have..most predators molest or assault upto 40 victims before they ever get caught with theyre first charge, so on avg they pay for 1 out of 40 sex crimes they commit, so think about that before defending them

  19. HerbDaPerv says:

    I agree stranger danger…the laws on sexual offenses in minnesota are a f***ing joke. This guy will be out touchin kids in about 6 months, now if he had a bag of marijuana or cocaine on him he’s probly be gone for 5 years if it’s his second offense.

    1. John says:

      Typical comment coming from “HerbDaPerv.” Maybe we should stop basing our information about “predators” on a single story, and instead look at real factors in the commission of predatory crimes: obsession with sex, contempt for others, etc.

      1. HerbDaPerv says:

        Ok John way to stick up for sex predators…”it’s not their fault…they’re sick, there’s too much sex on tv…” what’re you a priest or somethin. Go f*** yourself.

      2. Amo says:

        You are ridiculous! Wow. Do you have a high school degree?

        1. Malthus says:

          I do in fact have a HS degree. Do you have a GED?

    2. Malthus says:

      I think we need to watch out for the sick individuals out there who label THEMSELVES “perverts,” HerbDP. Ha. That sounds like a venereal disease. Those sorts of people are the real danger to our kids and way of life. Not some loser sitting in a stall choking his chicken.

  20. zippy says:

    talk about ultimate rejection…when your own body falls asleep on you..

  21. Stranger Danger says:

    @ John, what you call real factors are actually just contributing factors that lead to preoccupation and eventually the physical act. The physical act being the crime which I think to me and most people the actual sexual crime (whichever form it may come in) is the real issue or “factor” not the fact the individual is obsessed with sex, contempt for others, etc..I agree with HerbdaPerv in that our prison system is over flowing with petty drug offenders,which is good in the case of meth offenders, but is making a large impact on our economy. Petty marijuana offenders and along with other drug and alcohol offenders are sitting yrs behind bars while sex offenders are offered the revolving door system they have. i spose you can expect the people that think like them to defend them though, its to be expected..lmao

  22. jglu says:

    Its not like he was doing something bad, he lived in a different location n just didn’t report that he moved, im pretty sure you guys all masturbate too

  23. John Hoff says:

    According to the jail roster, this loser lives at 1030 Knox Ave. N.

    It is a rental property. Of course.

    http://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/PiApp/GeneralInfoRpt.aspx?PIN=136779

    1. Malthus says:

      Oh GREAT idea Hoff. Let’s harass him now so that he gets kicked out and he’s homeless. THAT WILL TEACH HIM. That way, no one can track him until he commits *another* crime. Brilliant. We need more geniuses like you!

  24. Stranger Danger says:

    @ jglu, really? thats all i have, for every pervert out there, theres always a bigger one defending him, typical

    1. Malthus says:

      It’s funny how when someone describes the situation like it really is, someone else runs off and screams about how ‘YOU’RE DEFENDING HIM, YOU MUST BE A PERVERT TOO.” Maybe you should go look in the mirror Stranger Danger…”Uh..uh I picked Stranger Danger to raise awareness about all the bad strangers behind every rock bush and tree, and that want to eat our children.”

  25. MarkH says:

    I like his goatee..It’s cute..Peace

  26. Fast Ali says:

    Arrested him for what? Has to be a crime commited in the presence of an officer so then its not against the law to be in a stall with your pants down and porno is legal. Also no one ever been covicted of a crime when your asleep…unless your driving..

  27. Mr. T says:

    No doubt another memeber of the new wlefare class created by our democrats in Washington.

  28. Katrina says:

    makes note to watch “Clerks” again.

    1. David Davidson says:

      Yes! Great film. Also made me think of Billy Madison’s “special” bathroom in his study tent.

  29. Guess what says:

    Just found out why. He was waiting for ex-GOP Senator Larry Craig to come join him. So he waited and waited……ahhh…..but Larry never came.

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