A Mohave County man was arrested last week after two kids saw him pissing on the side of a building -- and he may have to register as a sex offender as a result.
Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Trish Carter tells New Times 38-year-old Norman James Havatone was spotted at a convenience store near Thomas Avenue and Route 66 in Kingman just before 2 p.m. Friday. He was pissing on the side of the building.
His piss was interrupted, though, by two kids -- ages 14 and 15 -- who were riding their bikes across a wash near the convenience store and watched him answer nature's call against the side of the building.
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Police were called, and Hayatone was taken into custody. He apologized to the officers and explained that he just really had to go -- a fairly reasonable explanation. Then he got slammed with two felonies that could potentially force him to register as a sex offender.
Carter says that there were no allegations of sexual indecency, but because the kids -- who happened to ride by at the very moment Havatone happened to be pissing on the building -- were minors, the charges were upped to felonies that could potentially get Havatone labeled as a sex offender.
That decision, Carter says, is up to the courts.
Havatone, meanwhile, was booked into the Mohave County jail on two felony counts of indecent exposure.