Man Jailed After Pretending Stun Gun is Penis Article

An Athens man was arrested for pretending a stun gun was his penis at a downtown bar.

A concerned bartender at the Roadhouse on North Lumpkin Street called the police when Meredith Grayson Watson, 44, of Hiawassee Avenue, created a scene at about 2:30 p.m. outside the bar and held a stun gun as if it were his penis and discharged it at passersby.

Watson was reportedly having an argument with his wife about him being drunk and supposedly high. His wife left the bar and after he drank some more, he began to use the device.

The Athens-Clarke police said, “(The bartender) stated he went outside and put the (stun gun) down to his pants and was acting like it was his penis,”

“When people would walk by he would shock it at them and would come as close as arm’s reach from them and set the (stun gun) off,” the police report said. “He scared a few girls so much they crossed the street to get away.”

There were no injuries reported.

Watson was charged for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He was later released after posting a bond of $1,000.

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