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Contractor charged after showing 17-year-old his tools

Monday, February 1st, 2010 | 11:18 am

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By Adrian Nieoczym

A construction contractor is facing a mischief charge after allegedly trying to expose himself to a 17-year-old woman in a home he was hired to work on.

Police say the man showed up at the home in the 1600 block of Lindsay Drive at about 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Even though he was not expected that morning, the young woman—who was home alone—let him inside.

“She then returned to a sofa where she had been sleeping after allowing him to remain and continue his work,” said RCMP Const. Steve Holmes.

Shortly afterwards, the woman got up to use the bathroom. Finding it occupied, she went into the en suite off her parents’ bedroom instead. As she was about to return to the couch, she spied the man walking naked from the waist down towards the sofa where she had been lying.

“The startled young lady was able to leave the residence and call police from a neighbour’s home,” said Holmes.

The police arrived at the house and arrested 52-year-old Jefferey Gates. He has since been released on bail and will be charged with mischief.

Gates is known to police for what Holmes called “criminal code issues.”

“I won’t be alluding to what they were,” he added.

adrian@kelowna.com

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3 Responses to “Contractor charged after showing 17-year-old his tools”

  1. Bean says:
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    I am offended by this headline, it appears you are making light and even mocking this serious incident. Shame!

  2. Justine Lazert says:
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    Totally inappropriate headline.
    He approached the coach where he thought a child was sleeping, naked. Not really a humorous situation.

  3. Pik says:
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    I also have a problem with the headline…it should be ‘tool’

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