Thursday, 11 October 2007

Rubber I get, but slippers?

My thanks to Popbitch for directing my attention to this story.
An Alabama minister who died in June of "accidental mechanical asphyxia" was found hogtied and wearing two complete wet suits, including a face mask, diving gloves and slippers, rubberized underwear, and a head mask, according to an autopsy report. Investigators determined that Rev. Gary Aldridge's death was not caused by foul play and that the 51-year-old pastor of Montgomery's Thorington Road Baptist Church was alone in his home at the time he died (while apparently in the midst of some autoerotic undertaking). While the Montgomery Advertiser, which first obtained the autopsy records, reported on Aldridge's two wet suits, the family newspaper chose not to mention what police discovered (see Personal effects, page 4) inside the minister's rubber briefs. Aldridge served as the church's pastor for 16 years.

2 comments:

Kay Sexton said...

Surely they mean flippers, not slippers. Slippers would be perverse!

Charles Lambert said...

Well, I checked again and the rest of the report seems to be perfectly in order, unlike one or two police reports I've seen, so we have to assume it's true. As a friend remarked this weekend, he was relaxing in the comfort of this own home...