Adam Hollingshead, 32, of Glendale, found a shirtless 15-year-old boy he saw as he was driving near Thunderbird Park last week to be "kinda cute," an observation he felt he need to tell the boy -- several times.
Not much harm in that, right? However, Hollingshead also asked the boy "do you want to suck my dick" -- and therein lies the problem.
About 8:30 a.m. on the morning of June 14, the 15-year-old victim had completed a 12-mile bike ride through the park. When he finished, he called his mother to come pick him up.
As he was waiting near the entrance to the park for his mother to arrive, he took his shirt off, soaked it in cold water, and wrapped it around his neck to cool off.
Then Hollingshead showed up.
Driving in a black, 2009 Dodge Avenger, Hollingshead approached the shirtless boy and yelled out his window "you're kinda cute. Do you wanna suck my dick?"
The boy, freaked out, didn't dignify the question with a response.
Hollingshead was persistent, though -- he circled around the parking lot and again asked the kid if he'd be interested in "sucking his dick" while pumping his fist towards his mouth, the universal gesture for a blowjob.
The boy, at this point, grew concerned that Hollingshead was going to kidnap him and force him to perform oral sex. Hollingshead, meanwhile, circled the parking lot again, and decided to up the ante and ask for anal sex, at which point the boy called 9-1-1, prompting Hollingshead to flee.
Hollingshead apparently didn't consider that repeatedly circling around the parking lot would give the kid a chance to get a glimpse at his license plate, which he did.
The boy remembered the plate number, which he told to police, which led them to Hollingshead's front door at 6327 West Louise Drive in Glendale.
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When police went to Hollingshead's house two days later, he answered the door and admitted to harassing the boy. He copped to telling the kid he was cute and even asking for blowjobs.
As police were questioning him, his father came out of the house and asked Hollingshead what was going on. Hollingshead told his dad he was "joking around with this 15 year old." When his father asked him to elaborate, Hollingshead explained "I was making gestures and saying stuff I shouldn't be saying."
Hollingshead did not immediately respond to New Times' request for comment.
Hollingshead was booked on three counts of luring a child for sexual exploitation and three counts of soliciting sexual conduct with a minor.