Friday, October 10, 2008

Random Task, show them what you do

From Fox News:

Joe Son, who played the character Random Task in the first "Austin Powers" movie, has been charged by California authorities in connection with an unsolved 1990 Christmas Eve gang rape.

Son pleaded guilty in May to felony vandalism, which required him to give a DNA sample — which eventually connected him to the rape, police say.

Son, 37, was charged Oct. 1 with five felony counts of forcible rape, two felony counts of forcible sodomy, two felony counts of sodomy in concert by force, seven felony counts of forcible oral copulations, one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object by force according to an Orange County District Attorney's Office release about an arrest in the case.

A friend of the actor filed the original vandalism police report, in which the friend identified Son as an actor in the "Austin Powers" movie, Susan Kang Schroeder, public affairs counsel for the D.A.'s office, told


EDIT: Even if it's not funny, I try to make the last line of every post some kind of quip or joke. But after reading the charges this guy faces, it was tough to come up with anything. There's nothing funny about this story whatsoever. I thought about going with "yep, it reminds me of college alright", but not only is that not funny, it's also kind of offensive. So that's why I just went with "wow". But co-worker Adam just sent me this IM: the victim was reported as saying: "that really hurts...honestly...who uses a shoe?!?" Okay that's funny.

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