Thursday, November 15, 2012

'Knock knock' joke teller arrested for exposing his testicles in bar

A Lower Providence man’s “Knock Knock” joke, during which he exposed his testicles to patrons at a bar, has resulted in court supervision and a ban from the bar. Kiel E. Jeffers, 25, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court  onTuesday to two years’ probation and 24 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure in connection with a March incident at the Audubon Ale House in Lower Providence.

Judge Steven T. O’Neill, who accepted a plea agreement in the matter, also ordered Jeffers to “stay out” of the Audubon Ale House and to undergo an alcohol evaluation and treatment as conditions of the sentence. An investigation of Jeffers began at about 12:30 a.m. on March 11 when Lower Providence police responded to the Audubon Ale House to investigate a report of a male exposing his genitals in the patio area of the bar.

When police arrived at the scene Jeffers was no longer at the bar but several witnesses subsequently told police Jeffers, who wore basketball shorts and a white shirt, had been “rowdy” at the bar and exposed his genitals in view of several patrons while he was at the bar Saturday night into Sunday morning. “[A female witness] said that the male would say to people present, ‘Knock Knock’ and when a person would answer, ‘Who’s there?,’ the male would lift his shirt and expose his testicles,” Lower Providence Detective Stephen L. Rowe alleged in the criminal complaint.

“She said she saw his testicles several times and was uncomfortable about the actions of the male.” A second female patron and two male patrons told police they also witnessed Jeffers expose himself while telling the “Knock, Knock” joke. By pleading guilty to the indecent exposure charge, Jeffers, who represented himself in court, admitted that he exposed his genitals in a public place under circumstances in which he knew or should have known that his conduct was likely to offend, affront or alarm others. Other charges of open lewdness and disorderly conduct were dismissed against Jeffers as part of the plea agreement.

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