Technology is great, isn’t it?
We have instant access to just about anything we could need, want or desire. We can communicate with loved ones who live thousands of miles away. Thanks to video calling we can even see our kids when we are out of the country. However, as with most wonderful inventions, there is always a slightly more sinister edge, and this week, the dirty side of the internet has exposed one of life’s
Enter Timothy Brandt, a 39-year-old man from Minnesota Lake, USA. We aren’t personally familiar with Mr. Brandt, however, he has a restraining order against him from his former partner. So, we’re going out-on-a-limb and assuming that he’s not entirely all sweetness and light. In July his former partner filed a complaint against Mr. Brandt for violating the order. She then filed a second complaint after a friend noticed a photo on Facebook of his motorcycle in a local mall parking lot.
On the tank is a photo that he had taken of his partner in her underwear, her breasts fully exposed. Underneath the image, a quote “It’s a beautiful day to show off the old lady.” While the photo itself was consensual, the decision to plaster it on a motorbike for everyone in the local Wallmart parking lot to admire, was not.
Brandt now faces up to three years in prison and a possible $5000 fine. Something he might have been able to avoid should the image not have made it onto the internet. Or had he not been such an idiot.
Here’s a little advice from the Motofire team. Some ladies would see the gesture of placing their image on your pride and joy as a compliment, but before you take the plunge, seek permission first. A good rule of thumb is to shy away from public displays like this if the lady in question has already filed a restraining order against you.
Source: Mankato Free Press