‘The Threat of Authority’
“The teenager was summoned to the office, where Summers – at the behest of the caller – informed the young lady that she had to undergo a hands-on search, either in the office or at a nearby police station. Believing that she was effectively under arrest, Louise consented to a search in the office.
Within a few minutes the young lady had been deprived of her cell phone, purse, and clothing, which – per the “officer’s” instructions – were taken to another room. In the service of modesty’s minimal requirements, Louise was provided with an apron.
After Louise had been disrobed, the “officer” ordered Summers to enlist a male employee to guard the “suspect.” A 27-year-old line cook named Jason Bradley was asked to play the role.
Following a brief conversation with the “officer,” Bradley informed Summers, “in appropriately strong, colloquial language” – most likely involving a reference to bovine digestive residue – “that the situation was unacceptable,” recounted the Court of Appeals for Kentucky in a subsequent ruling.
Significantly, Bradley’s objection focused on what he was being told to do, not the identity of the individual issuing the orders. Summers remained credulous, however, and in compliance with the “officer’s” demands called her fiancé, Walter Nix, to come to the restaurant to guard Louise.
Left alone with Louise for a space of about two hours, Nix – dutifully carrying out the “officer’s” instructions – forced the victim “to perform a series of humiliating physical acts, conducted a cavity search of her body, engaged in the additional physical assault of spanking her, and ultimately sexually assaulted her,” narrates the Court of Appeals decision. Louise objected to the abuse she was suffering. At various times during the three-hour ordeal, she “asked for her clothes, and requested permission to leave. Her requests evoked some sympathy from her managers but were ultimately denied.” “
Via Lew Rockwell