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    From the Houston Chronicle

    Missing sex toys raise concerns at HPD property room
    By DANE SCHILLER Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
    Aug. 7, 2008, 10:49PM

    The Emperor is gone. So is Cyber Wabbit.

    Three years after Houston police seized these and hundreds of other sex toys worth $50,000 from the Adult Video Megaplexxx, the devices may be missing from the department's property room.

    The discovery came to light when a lawyer for the adult-entertainment shop sought to reclaim the 564 items that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently declared legal to sell.

    After initially telling attorney Richard Kuniansky the sex toys would be returned, Houston police then said they were destroyed.

    "They said no problem, you can send somebody by to pick them up, and then we get another call and it's 'Whoops, we don't have them,' " Kuniansky said.

    Kuniansky said police told him they were destroyed, but he doubts that explanation.

    "There is apparently no court order authorizing destruction of the property or any record of what happened to the property," he said.

    A check of Harris County court files did not turn up a destruction order in any of the cases involving the store's employees.

    A Chronicle request to interview a police supervisor who could discuss the toys' whereabouts was not immediately answered.

    "There does need to be a court order for the destruction of any property," said Victor Senties, a police spokesman.

    The last time the products were seen by Adult Video Megaplexxx employees was in 2005, when they were carried away by vice officers.

    They were to be locked in a property room as evidence. The charges against employees were dropped. And in February, a federal appeals court ruled that Texas' 35-year-old law banning the sale of sex toys was unconstitutional.

    Kuniansky sought to resolve the matter in May by asking police in writing where his clients could retrieve the property.

    A copy of a nine-page police inventory lists the sometimes comical, sometimes crude, names of the devices and prices.

    The most expensive sold for $89.99, the least was $11.99.

    The police property room, actually more of a warehouse given the massive number of cases it handles, has had its share of woes.

    A police supervisor who was fired after roughly 30 guns went missing got his job back in June after telling a Houston Civil Service Commission that lapses in security allowed people with criminal records to get access to the property room.

    Richard Segura, acting director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, said Kuniansky has a right to ask for the devices back, but police shouldn't have to safeguard them forever.

    "If I go over to your house and spend the night there and leave my shoes, can I expect my shoes to be there three years later?" he said. "What is the police department going to do with a bunch of (sex toys) ... keep them?"

    Still, he said whether the items were destroyed and under what authority would likely be set by department policy.

    No matter how much time had passed, the department can't destroy property without following regulations, Kuniansky said.

    Ray Hill, who has been a consultant for adult businesses, said sex toys were too tantalizing for police to destroy.

    "I think the cops stole them," he said. "We've got these gifts to give our girlfriends and friends, and as gags."


  • #2
    I was thinking Sunnuva

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 007 View Post
      I was thinking Sunnuva
      what happened to that guy? or was he someone's second name?
      Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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      • #4
        heh, we have an adult video megaplex down the street

        but seriously, 3 years later and they're asking for them back? do they really want them back?

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        • #5
          I highly recommend the Cyber Wabbit. I mean, uh, Sue Johanson gave it high marks.

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          • #6
            I'm here, but my wife has been missing for a couple of days. Says she has been working late.

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            • #7
              And this is not surprise. It's the Keystone cops down here. Really the only thing the HPD is got at is giving me tickets and tasering black folk. Hell they even tasered a pro football player last year.

              Most of the time it's just guns and drugs that go missing but since this is dildos and butt plugs it makes a better story. Last year the big fuck up was the crime lab. Lots of people got away with crimes because they mixed up all the DNA and other microbes. Idiots. But whatever you do don't speed on a toll road cause even if you are paying for the trip you will still get a ticket. They got that job down.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sheriff Blaylock View Post
                I'm here, but my wife has been missing for a couple of days. Says she has been working late.
                does she take a pic of your avatar with her?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MsFunkay View Post
                  does she take a pic of your avatar with her?
                  Who is that? Doug Weight?

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                  • #10
                    Berkman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ItsOnlyTheRiver View Post
                      Berkman
                      from now on, I will appreciate it more when I see him wearing a shirt.
                      Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sheriff Blaylock View Post
                        And this is not surprise. It's the Keystone cops down here. Really the only thing the HPD is got at is giving me tickets and tasering black folk. Hell they even tasered a pro football player last year.

                        Most of the time it's just guns and drugs that go missing but since this is dildos and butt plugs it makes a better story. Last year the big fuck up was the crime lab. Lots of people got away with crimes because they mixed up all the DNA and other microbes. Idiots. But whatever you do don't speed on a toll road cause even if you are paying for the trip you will still get a ticket. They got that job down.

                        CSI: Houston, coming soon....

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