An official from the Republican party of Kentucky has lost his position after being arrested in Tennessee this weekend after exposing himself to an department store employee in a bathroom.
David Narramore, 54, is accused of resisting arrest after a store employee called police when Narramore rubbed his foot while sitting in the bathroom stall next to him and exposed his genitals, according to the Courier Journal. The police report says that when Kingsport officers attempted to arrest Narramore, he refused to put his arms behind his back to be handcuffed, prompting an officer to use a Taser on him.
When the Taser didn’t work, several officers had to wrestle him to the floor to subdue him. At the time of his arrest, Narramore was a member of the State Executive Committee of the state’s Republican Party as well as the Letcher County chairman.
“Dr. Narramore is clearly going through some personal issues. As of Tuesday morning, he has resigned any affiliation with the [Republican Party of Kentucky]. We wish him well as he attempts to deal with his personal struggles,” said communications director for the Republican Party of Kentucky Tres Watson.
From the Courier Journal:
Political contribution records show [Narramore] donated $2,500 to the Republican Party of Kentucky and Political candidates, including $1,000 to the Jefferson County Republican Party. His occupation is listed as a dentist, records show he owns his own dental practice in Whitesburg, Kentucky.
Narramore reportedly posted his $2,250 bond and was released from jail on Sunday. He joins a growing list of GOP politicians and officials who chose public bathrooms as a place of choice to get off:
Former Mississippi congressman Jon Hinson was arrested in 1981 for having oral sex in the House of Representatives’ bathroom with a government staffer. In 1976, he was also arrested for exposing himself to an undercover agent but still managed to get himself reelected in 1980 after saying the incident was a result of his alcoholism. After the bathroom incident in 1981, he resigned from office.
Former Idaho Republican senator Larry Craig was arrested for lewd conduct in a men’s room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 2007. Craig’s claim that he simply had a “wide stance” after an undercover officer accused him of trying to initiate a sexual transaction between bathroom stalls was bandied about on headlines and late-night talk shows.
Shortly after Craig’s arrest, Florida state Representative Bob Allen was arrested for allegedly agreeing to pay $20 to perform a sex act an undercover cop in the bathroom at a public park. Although he resigned later that year, he maintained that the only reason he was in the bathroom was because he was hiding out from the scary African American men hanging around.
Featured image: Kingsport jail