(Chrebet : really doesn’t deserve to end up in a Google image search about this story)
Much as I l
ove hate repeating myself, the list of reasons to love Long Island keeps getting longer. Howard Stern, Joey Buttafuoco, Joel Rifkin, The Good Rats, Wayne Chrebet, Mike Cameron impersonators, indie baseball teams that hire John Rocker (and Pete Rose Jr.), Lindsay Lohan™s Dad, the Nihilistics, Lee Ranaldo, Dennis Potvin (Sucks!), Hal Hartley,, Dr. J. tearing it up at the Nassau Mausoleum, high school football pine cone sodomy, Bill Joel Driving Into Someone’s House, The Long Island Music Hall of Fame, and The Bomb Squad, teens on ‘roids, Paul Lo Duca’s past, present and future girlfriends, etc. I could go on all day, but then I might have to come up with some original content.
Anyhow, Newsday’s Christine Armario and Wil Cruz provide the details of what sounds like the latest addition to the above list.
A Westbury man who was supposed to referee at a Cold Spring Harbor High School basketball game last month has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, Suffolk police said. According to police, Andrew Marks, 44, of 338 Ivy Ave., was arrested after he asked a 15-year-old girl at the school inappropriate questions about her feet.
Marks was arrested Saturday at 8:40 p.m. He was released on station house bail and is scheduled to be arraigned March 8 in First District Court, Central Islip, police said. According to police, Marks approached the student before a boys basketball game about 3:45 p.m Dec. 8. Details of what Marks allegedly said to the student were not available. “The girl attempted to walk away but was followed by Marks through the hallways,” a police statement said. “The girl was able to notify school security, who escorted Marks out of the building.”
James Amen Jr., the director of physical education and athletics for the Cold Spring Harbor District, said Marks talked to a Cold Spring Harbor girls varsity basketball player and mentioned something about her socks or sneakers.
I hate to nitpick, but there’s no mention of who won the game. There’s also no truth to the rumor that Jason Kidd is petitioning to have Marks begin working games in the NBA as soon as possible.