"tuchus" hits the mainstream

Mark Mandel Mark.A.Mandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 6 19:44:51 UTC 2009

Tuesday's Philadelphia edition of the Metro (free tabloid newspaper)
led with this head:

Have you seen this tuchus?

accompanied by surveillance photos of a man wearing a T-shirt &
walking shorts approaching the camera along an apartment building
hallway, trying a door, and then running the other way butt-naked
(which is exactly what I mean here).


MONTGOMERY COUNTY. A man who Abington police believe burglarized two
homes on Old York Road last Friday apparently has no shame, according
to video surveillance released by detectives yesterday. The man is
seen roaming down a hallway wearing a woman's dress before fleeing
naked from the apartment building. He also smeared “curse words” using
lipstick on the walls of his victims, police said.


Mark Mandel

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