Man, dressed like woman, arrested for battery on clerk
published: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By PHIL ATTINGER
SEBRING — A man who dresses like a woman and doesn’t like being called “sir” was jailed Sunday night on a battery charge.
Joseph Patrick Bueche, 25, of 442 Lime St. in Sebring allegedly hit a convenience store clerk over the head with a bottle after she forgot his gender preference.
He was found a short time after the event at his home in Sebring, thanks to a witness who followed his car.
The witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she arrived at the store at 9:20 p.m. Sunday — the parking area was “very packed” — and as she was walking toward the door, she could see through the window that a hand was striking something.
Then a person walking out bumped into her as she walked in.
At first she thought it was a woman in a sundress, but then she saw the broad shoulders from the back and male-style Nike slippers and knew he was a man.
The clerk also described Bueche as 5-foot-8 with red, curly, shoulder-length hair, a thin build and a flowery dress.
The clerk told police she was behind the counter putting together cash for a drop into the store safe when she saw a person walk up and began to say “Sir, I’ll be with you in a minute.”
However, she immediately recognized Bueche as a regular customer who prefers to be addressed as a woman, so she stopped mid-sentence and said, “Ma’am, I’ll be with you in a minute.”
According to reports, Bueche yelled, “You damn well better call me ‘Ma’am,'” and threw a bottle of Mio water flavoring at her from a display on the counter.
The clerk told police he threw it hard enough to cause pain. She immediately grabbed the phone to call police and Bueche fled, bumping into the witness on the way out, reports said.
Believing Bueche had robbed the store, the witness took note of his appearance and car — a “midnight-blue” Jeep Liberty — and then followed him.
She told the News-Sun that she was feeding information to a 911 operator while following him to his house, located in the neighborhood immediately behind the downtown Sebring Police Station.
“I’m laughing,” the witness said, when she realized how easy he would be to catch.Once police began to arrive at his home, the witness returned to the store and gave a statement to officers there.
Three officers arrived at Bueche’s home, but he appeared to have escaped through a window, was running toward the area of Mae Lee’s Deli on North Ridgewood Drive, then jumped the fence at Ron’s Automotive, report said.
Officers yelled at him to stop, but were forced to chase him down and detain him.
When officers had the clerk identify him, she said she was “100 percent positive” that was him, reports said.
Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said the witness’ observations helped police catch Beuche quickly.
Dear Transgender Movement:
Guys! You can’t assault women into seeing you as female!
You can’t litigate people into seeing you as female!
You can’t violently force women to see you as female when you are male!
You can’t demand that police dispatchers ignore the safety of women officers when you as a male call in on a police radio pretending to be a female officer!
You can’t demand that TSA screeners fail to recognize your male sex!
You can’t demand that facial recognition technology fails to recognize your true sex!
You can’t demand that bars accept your male “boy mode” ID you when you are unrecognizable in your sex-stereotype costume !
You can insist all you want that you not be recognized by others as the male that you are, you can even pass laws demanding it, but your demands CAN NEVER BE SATISFIED. Even by those who would wish to comply. Because you are male. Indelibly, unchangeably, objectively male.
You have NO RIGHT to DEMAND that people ignore reality!
Perhaps more importantly to you, PEOPLE ARE NOT CAPABLE of ignoring reality! Your demands are unrealistic!
YOU ARE MALE.
You are a Man Who Dresses Like a Woman and Doesn’t Like Being Called Sir.