Outhouse man says he was looking for ring
Jul. 19, 2005 01:55 PM
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]CONWAY, N.H. - The man police discovered in a women's outhouse tank last month says he was searching for his wedding ring.
Gary Moody, 45, of Gardiner, Maine, pleaded innocent Monday to trespassing and disorderly conduct from the incident at a rest stop off the Kancamagus Highway.
Moody was arrested after a girl entered the restroom and saw him in the raw sewage tank.
In court documents, the arresting officer reported Moody told him he was doing nothing wrong.
"He told me that he was changing clothes when he dropped his wedding ring into he toilet," Carroll County Sheriff's Capt. Jon Herbert wrote. "He said the ring was very valuable and he did not want to return home without it."
The officer reported Moody said he dropped into the tank through the toilet opening to search for the ring, and hid, out of embarrassment, when someone came into the outhouse.
Police screened the sewage and said they found no rings.