August 28th, 2007
01:03 PM ET
14 years ago

Report details Craig's disorderly conduct

CNN has obtained Craig's arrest report.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN has obtained the June 11, 2007 police report detailing Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's disorderly conduct arrest in an airport bathroom.

In the report, the arresting officer alleges that Craig lingered outside a restroom stall where the officer was sitting, then entered the stall next door and blocked the stall door with his luggage. (Read the report [PDF])

According to the report, Craig tapped his right foot, which the officer said he recognized "as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct."

"Craig tapped his toes several times and moved his foot closer to my foot," the report states. "I moved my foot up and down slowly. While this was occurring, the male in the stall to my right was still present. I could hear several unknown persons in the restroom that appeared to use the restroom for its intended use. The presence of others did not seem to deter Craig as he moved his right foot so that it touched the side of my left foot which was within my stall area."

At that point, the officer said he put his police identification down by the floor so Craig could see it, and informed the senator that he was under arrest, before any sexual contact took place.

Craig, who agreed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct, denied to the officer he was engaging in any inappropriate activity.

According to the report, Craig told the police that "he has a wide stance when going to the bathroom and that his foot may have touched mine [the officer's]."

Related: Senator says he regrets guilty plea after restroom arrest

See Also:

  • The Complaint
  • The Plea Agreement
  • The Register of Court Actions

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    soundoff (8 Responses)
    1. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

      Senator Vitter and other wild and crazy guys on the Hill will breathe heavy sighs of relief to read of this kind of escapade.

      August 28, 2007 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
    2. pl, at the UN, for a while.

      Lewd? Sick? Suffering of "incontinence"? In a public washroom"? With another unknown user of the facility? Enchanted by a "foot"? Who?? A federal congressman??? IMPOSSIBLE!!!

      August 28, 2007 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
    3. Tom, St Clair Shores MI

      Do we need any more proof that these "family values" guys are closet homosexuals. They should just come out and then admit that picking on gays is more about hiding who they are and not about "values." Any more? Tom Delay? Orrin Hatch? Karl Rove? Ann Coulter (We all know she is a guy anyway)Who else? Come one.

      August 28, 2007 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
    4. Disgusted, Rochester, MN

      Plain and simple. RESIGN NOW! Some Senator. How about setting an example instead of being made an example!

      August 28, 2007 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
    5. Mike T, Chicago, IL

      Oh, this is priceless!!!

      August 28, 2007 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
    6. John Goldberg, STL MO

      Sounds like the farmer who was caught with the sheep and said "I was only trying to help that sheep over the fence!"

      But it is interesting to see now certain politicans private lives are fair game and others aren't-MO's Senator Bond had a lively career in Jeff City and no one ever wrote about it.

      August 28, 2007 11:49 am at 11:49 am |

      "a wide stance"


      August 28, 2007 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
    8. Mike Gordon, Stillwater, MN

      Yet another hypocrite at work for the US taxpayer. Too bad he can't admit the truth and go from there.

      I'm sure his family and constituents are going to be none too pleased with his wide stance on such a liberal topic...

      August 28, 2007 11:55 am at 11:55 am |