April 7, 1998
"I'll show you mine, you show me yours, and then when you show me
yours, I'm going to nick you!"
Ok, so he didn't die, but it's a story I find amusing, so I included it. George's big
"whoops" came very close to professional suicide.
Findadeath.com friend EJ Fleming points this out: An interesting coincidence: Will
Rogers Park, named for Will Rogers, whose most famous quote is, "I never met a man I didn't like..." You're sick enough to appreciate the humor in that...
According to the arrest report:
"On Tuesday April 7, 1998 at 14.50 hours officer Shan Davis # 353 was working
plain clothes crime suppression in the area of Will
Rogers Park, located at Canon Dr. and Lomitas Avenue in Beverly Hills, California.
to the increasing number of complaints of lewd activity in the men's restroom, we checked
for any subjects loitering in the area. The officer saw George enter the men's restroom.
"As I walked into the restroom, I
noticed the male subject standing at the urinal.
and glanced in my direction. I walked into the stall and stood
by the toilet with the stall door remaining open.
I began to simulate urinating.
Michael stepped away from the urinal and walked over to the south wall, and looked into
the stall toward my direction. I noticed that Michael was exposing his erect penis toward
my direction, and began to masturbate, and with his left hand pulled his sweatpants down
to his upper thigh revealing his buttocks (and that cleverly placed nicotine patch). He
continued to masturbate as I walked past him, and left the restroom. I contacted my fellow
officer, and arrested Michael as he exited the restroom."
A press statement was released by the
Beverly Hills Police Dept.
George Michael was fined and sentenced to 180 hours of community service, at a local
AIDS charity. He admitted publicly for the first time that he is a gay man. We were not