Continuing in the storied tradition of “weird guys,” a British man has been banned from wearing a gimp suit in public for five years after donning the suit and terrorizing local women by crawling and writhing on the ground.
Joshua Hunt, who’s known as the “Somerset Gimp” for obvious reasons, was issued with a sexual risk order after police connected him to 25 incidents across Somerset. In addition to preventing him from wearing the suit, the order also bans him from “crawling, wriggling or writhing” on the ground or wearing any type of mask or face covering in public, unless it’s for medical reasons.
Somerset Gimp banned from wearing a gimp suit in public and 'crawling, wriggling or writhing on the ground' for five yearshttps://t.co/OFDZCC2CuZ— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 3, 2023
A judge imposed the restrictions a week after Hunt was convicted of two instances of intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress under the Public Order Act. The court heard that a man in an all-black gimp suit terrified two female motorists earlier this year, the most recent incident in a series dating back to 2018. Hunt’s usual MO would be to don the gimp suit and writhe on the ground after stepping out in front of people’s cars. Sometimes he would shake things up, though; witnesses to another incident that took place last year said the man wearing the gimp suit grabbed his penis over the top of his clothing and “gyrated against the floor.” Yeesh.
The town gimp can’t even writhe around on the ground anymore because of woke https://t.co/biChfbaIg6— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) November 3, 2023
The specific nature of the court order is pretty wild — for the next five years, Hunt is not allowed to wear “black all-in-one garments” or anything that gives the appearance of an all-in-one garment in public between the hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. In addition, he’s forbidden from “crawling, wriggling or writhing on the ground in a public place whilst wearing a full-body covering, clothing that appears like a full body covering and/or mask/full face covering.” His computer use and internet access have also been restricted, and he will be on the sex offenders’ registry for the duration of the sexual risk order.
Obviously it’s not the most shocking aspect of this entire story, but wasn’t anyone else at least a little surprised that this guy wasn’t from Florida?