A homeless Connecticut man is in jail after giving a wet willy to a 4-year-old child. Investigation Discovery’s Crimefeed reports that 34-year-old Michael Migani has been charged with second-degree “breach of peace” as well as second-degree reckless endangerment of a child.
The incident took place on Tuesday in the waiting room of an unidentified business. The 34-year-old suspect was seen putting his entire finger in his mouth before approaching the unnamed 4-year-old boy. According to witnesses, he stuck his wet finger into the boy’s ear, giving him what is called a wet willy. Ordinarily, a wet willy is considered “harmless fun,” but that is among people who actually know one another and who are usually friends or family members.
The mother of the unnamed tot reportedly confronted the homeless man, who fled from the business. He was later apprehended while driving a vehicle. NBC News New York reports that 34-year-old Michael Migani was held on $500 bond, but he was eventually released. He’s now free and undoubtedly well aware that it’s against the law to touch children, whether harmlessly or not.
Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time a wet willy has gotten someone into trouble. In October of 2014, a North Carolina man was arrested when he gave a police officer a “double wet willy.” Riley Louis Swearingen reportedly put two of his fingers in his mouth before shoving them into both of the police officer’s ears. At the time, he faced a felony charge of assaulting a police officer. He later pleaded down to a misdemeanor.
Wet willies aren’t the only sophomoric way to break the law. In a high-profile homicide case that took place in 2013, an Oklahoma man reportedly killed his stepfather by giving him an atomic wedgie. The Washington Post reports that 34-year-old Brad Lee Davis entered a guilty plea of first-degree manslaughter.
Also, a 7-year-old child from Guadalajara was killed in an act of bullying that involved being given a “swirlie.” In other words, bullies held his head in a toilet and flushed it, which resulted in an infection that later killed him.
Hopefully, the homeless man who gave the Connecticut child a wet willy has learned a lesson. Even though these behaviors are harmless among friends and acquaintances, they are certainly not acceptable while dealing with strangers in the public — especially young children. Meanwhile, the child’s mother hasn’t spoken to the media about the incident.
[Photo: Shelton Police Department mugshot]