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Iowan Busted For Measuring Self With Ruler

Police: Man charged for bizarre restroom incident

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Iowa Ruler

SEPTEMBER 21--An Iowa man was arrested last night for allegedly measuring his penis with a cardboard ruler while at a urinal inside a college library bathroom.

Police collared Thomas Morgan, 42, on a misdemeanor indecent exposure charge in connection with a May 7 incident at the University of Iowa’s Main Library in Iowa City.

Morgan, cops say, was inside a restroom when he “partially turned his body towards the victim/witness who was using a urinal in the bathroom.” Morgan then “measured his penis against a cardboard ruler,” according to a criminal complaint.

The victim told a cop that Morgan subsequently “made a comment regarding his size.” The man added that atop two of the urinals there were cardboard rulers with “dark sharpie markings regarding penis size.”

It is unclear from the complaint whether the rulers were homemade.

The victim told police that he “felt weird and uncomfortable” seeing the defendant’s “semi erect penis.”

During questioning, Morgan reportedly admitted to measuring himself with the ruler. While he denied “being aroused,” Morgan told cops “he’s guilty of being ‘curious,’” according to the complaint.

Morgan was booked into the Johnson County jail last night and released shortly before midnight after posting $1000 bond. The Iowa City resident, who is scheduled for a September 23 District Court preliminary hearing, has been ordered to have no contact with the victim. (1 page)