Disturbing Discovery on Barry County Man’s Groin

HASTINGS, Mich. – The following news release was sent to FOX 17 from Hastings Police Chief Jerry Sarver.


Has the Breakfast Menu Changed yet?

Hastings Officers responded to a local fast food restaurant on March 29th after dispatch received an incident report of a strange acting male in the parking lot at about 9:15 AM.  The complainant advised Officers upon arrival that a male had been observed reaching into his sweatpants -and appeared to be grabbing himself violently.  The male had then ran into the restaurant.  Officers entered the restaurant only to locate the subject in the men’s restroom. After advising the man of their concern over his actions, the man stated that he “understood”.  He then described the following reasoning for his actions:  The man had just gotten back from Tennessee where he had purchased a pick-up truck.  The truck was observed sitting in the restaurant parking lot where the man pointed it out to Officers.  The man stated further that a family member had allowed the dogs inside his house while he was away- and that the dogs were infested with fleas and ticks.  The man stated that his home was now infested.  The man had arrived at the restaurant to purchase breakfast, but upon exiting his truck had been bitten in “his private area” by a tick, and had then reached into his pants out of the pain of the bite.  The man then returned to the restroom bringing out the tick that he had just removed from himself- showing it to the Officers- who then decided that the evidence was not important enough to confiscate.  The man was released in time for breakfast.


42 Comments to “Disturbing Discovery on Barry County Man’s Groin”

    Chris said:
    April 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    This is newsworthy WHY?

      Drew said:
      April 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      Because having daily news of violence and politics gets annoying. But I'm sure the news station will apologize for having wasted YOUR time.

      Kailee said:
      April 11, 2013 at 6:47 PM

      OMG!!! I agree…. why in the hell is this stupid shit being reported?? What reporter had the "great" day of being able to find this stupid crap out. This irritates me more than all the violence stuff.

      Ross said:
      April 12, 2013 at 7:37 AM

      Cause ticks carry Lyme Disease. He needs to get the tests done to make sure he does not have Lyme, This disease is very serious.

      Sarah said:
      April 12, 2013 at 7:43 AM

      Because it's fox 17 news and they like to talk about EVERYTHING.

    guest said:
    April 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Sorry but this is not even news worthy

      Deb said:
      April 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      Sure it is! It's funny! So what if it's not someone murdered their family or something!

    rellimlr said:
    April 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Slow news day in my hometown

    Carrie said:
    April 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    He deserved to be infested by a million ticks for letting his dogs live that way! Fleas & ticks can kill animals

      Michael said:
      April 11, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      I guess you didn't bother to read the part where it said they were NOT his dog?

        Meme said:
        April 11, 2013 at 3:03 PM

        Actually it doesn't say who's dogs they, it only states a family member allowed the dogs in the house.

          Meme said:
          April 11, 2013 at 3:06 PM

          ****correction******. It doesn't say who's the dogs they *were*

    karin said:
    April 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    i would rather see news like this than crime. (glad they didnt post his name)

    gwen spry said:
    April 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    I wish the news was always like this, the world at peace and people not harming themselves or others. People not being killed in car wrecks and so on and so on oh wait that would be a perfect world. I enjoyed the tick story.

    notthejones said:
    April 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    WTH?! WHY is this news! Come on! This stupid article, in the middle of massive news going on on capital hill and this! Really? Disgusting! I am SO SICK YOU NON NEWS!!!!!!!

      Justsayin said:
      April 11, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Guess you stop reading the articles then?

    cynthia said:
    April 11, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Only is Hastings!

    Jay said:
    April 11, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Its not news worthy to all the idiots looking for gloom and doom. Lighten up and enjoy the day!

    Wendy said:
    April 11, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    It is my biggest fear to find a tick on my private area.. GROSS!

    jan said:
    April 11, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    This cracked me up, but, like Karin, I'm glad the name was not posted. Pretty funny though! This is why we only watch channel 17 news.

    Lola said:
    April 11, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    It really isn't "newsworthy", however, it is funny and maybe someone thought we might like the humor in the media for once.

    Jim w. said:
    April 11, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    only problem with this is Sarver didntsay what officers went on the call. cause theres some there that it would be really funny

    Bornnaked said:
    April 11, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    I'd rather read this that what the useless in DC aren't doing to fix our country.

    cheryl said:
    April 11, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    there are those type of people who will bitch no matter what the news is about. If I saw the police was called in a place like that I would want to know what was going on. the police has surround a tractor supply store in Paw Paw a few days ago and police was near their car with guns out and we never heard a word. the only reason I heard anything was my sister in law went by when something was going down
    so what might not be of interest to some might be for others

    debee333 said:
    April 11, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    that is great

    guest77777 said:
    April 11, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    better than reading about a murder rape mass shooting…… thanks for reporting

    guest said:
    April 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    lighten up people..for the love of god… those that feel the need to complain…shut up!!!!!

    JESSE said:
    April 11, 2013 at 6:21 PM


    Jason said:
    April 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    funny story, thought would suck to get a tick on your testicles too. The beginning seemed like he was preparing to flash someone.

    Richard Lymie said:
    April 11, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Great laugh but there is a large flaw in the story ….you can NOT feel a tick bite…it carries it's own anaesthetic ..

      Kaysie said:
      April 12, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      That's not necessarily true. I'm a biologist, so I spend more time in the woods than one would think humanly possible. I've felt almost every tick that's ever bit me.

    Betterhave said:
    April 11, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    LMAO, I'm glad the poor officers get a laugh out of their work at times. Hope someone fills the guy in on flea and tick prevention for him and his dogs before someone has to fill him in on tick born diseases that affect people and dogs.

    Sam said:
    April 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    This kind of news ticks me off.

    Flea bitten said:
    April 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Tick on the dick

    Mike said:
    April 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    He was itching for breakfast!!

    JPZ said:
    April 12, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Check your nuts…..

    nohypocrite said:
    April 12, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    It's called a "Human Interest" story people..oh yeah, that's right. All people care about now-a-days is who's killing who, who's scamming who, and who the gov't can go after next…<SIGH>

    pete moss said:
    September 23, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    what? no pictures???? that just bugs me! lololol

    Lynne Gilson said:
    September 28, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    I admit the story is funny but I object to a reporter (supposedly educated) writing "…had then ran…". This person is paid to write not paid to write wrong.

    Ray Whitaker said:
    March 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    This story is at least six months old. Why is it dated March 29

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