Gardner of Lake Elsinore pleaded guilty in May 2000 to molesting a 13-year-old female neighbor. Prosecutors said he lured the victim to his home with an offer to watch "Patch Adams," a 1998 movie starring Robin Williams.
Is it just me or is the mention of "Patch Adams, a 1998 movie starring Robin Williams" in this context pretty goddamn weird? I mean, why did the prosecutor feel the need to mention that little tidbit? What does the reader gain by having this information? What does the prosecutor gain by relaying it? Why wasn't it sufficient to just say that the molester lured the victim to his home with an offer to watch a movie?
I can't help but feel that this group of prosecutors is disgusted by the pedophile's luring this young girl not only to molest her but, even worse, to subject her to the horrible antics of Robin Williams. I mean, subjecting a child to one of his comedic film efforts surely qualifies as an aggravating circumstance, don't you think? But then again I think anyone who lets their kid watch Mrs. Doubtfire should get the electric chair so maybe I'm not the best judge and jury on this one.
Anyway, this whole situation just adds more weight to my argument that Robin Williams is in league with the devil. How the hell else did he get so famous?