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Monday, April 03, 2006

Freak in full flight

Caught in mid-jerk

Onan The Vegetarian
The story of a raw-food guru turned “subway perv.”
By Russell Scott Smith


Convicted of public lewdness, a misdemeanor, on February 27, Hoyt is awaiting sentencing on April 18, when he’ll likely receive two years’ probation. He’s already begun court-ordered counseling, but he finds the sessions “a little long-winded.” He’s looking into an alternative therapy called EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which Hoyt believes removes emotional problems like stains from a shirt. “They go right to where the stress points are and eliminate them,” he says.

The subway incident has spawned a mini-movement of sorts. Inspired by Nguyen, a 15-year-old Queens girl used a cell phone to snap her own picture of a man who flashed her on the 7 train on March 3. A group of Nguyen’s East Village fans have started, a blog that encourages all women to “holla back” at street harassers by taking cell-phone pictures and posting them online. Nguyen “took the leap to say, ‘Uh-uh. This is not okay,’ ” says Hollaback co-founder Emily May. “She’s our princess,” adds another co-founder, Lauren Spees. “He picked the wrong person to do this to,” Nguyen says.

Not surprisingly, Hoyt himself disapproves of such tactics. In his account, the perpetrator is Nguyen, who misread his intentions (he claims he was already mid-masturbation when she stepped onto the train) and then humiliated him by posting his picture on the Web. He says he didn’t even realize he’d been photographed. “Even so, I wouldn’t imagine somebody throwing it up on the Internet for millions of people and destroying your life like that,” he says. “It’s one thing to take it to the police. But on the Internet, I read a lot of people saying, ‘That was not too cool of her. That was really screwed up.’ ”

Hoyt believes that if he and Nguyen had only met under different circumstances, she might really like him. “You know, she’d go, ‘That guy’s pretty cool. He’s got this restaurant, and he’s fun,’ ” Hoyt says. “She’d probably want to go out with me.”


Two pullouts from this article: He claimes that one can live without eating in a perfectly clean environment ("breathism") and that the woman he flashed was "wrong" in posting up his pic online and would "probably think he was cool and want to go out with him" if they had met under different circumstances. Can you say egomaniac?

Let's see, he whips out his dick on the subway, waves it as a 22 year old girl and thinks "she would go out with me".


He's lucky he didn't run into teen boys because he would have been beaten shitless. Whether they thought he was coming on to them or their girlfriends, violence would have ensued. I've seen a lot of shit in the subway, but this asshole got exactly what he deserved. As it was, she was going to mace his punk ass on the spot. And he's worried about being online?

They still have peep shows in Manhattan, you know. Lack of self-control is a mild description here.

posted by Steve @ 5:39:00 PM

5:39:00 PM

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