Comments for: Police arrest flasher in West Farmington; man gets wish of newspaper article

Posted July 03, 2012, at 10:34 a.m.
Last modified July 19, 2012, at 4:16 p.m.

FARMINGTON | After being given multiple warnings about interfering with traffic over the last few weeks, a West Farmington man was arrested Friday on charges of disorderly conduct, indecent exposure and obstructing a public way. Joel Batzell, 62, was charged after members of the Police Department again responded to …

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  • I think this old guy has totally lost his mind..

    • Anonymous

      He hasn’t lost his mind…Batzell’s been like this for the past 30+ years.  I recall about 10  years ago he had a run-in with the Maine DOT over the billboard he displayed(in violation of the state’s billboard law) over his ‘business’ on route 2.  Most people in Farmington will tell you that he’s just ‘being himself’.

      • Sally Allen

        He was just as “unique” 25 years ago when I was at UMF!  Nothing changes!


        • Anonymous

          Yeah, he’s unforgettable all right.  He was up to his usual stunts when I attended UMF too!

      • Guest

        How in the world do you figure he hasn’t lost his mind. He is crazy, not stupid, and he’ll tell you so. He is also not cute or harmless.

  • Anonymous

    Bats in the Belfry for BAtzell.

  • Bath salts

    • Guest

      No. He drove himself crazy in the 70’s with whatever they were using then.

  • Anonymous

     $3000 dollar bail plus a fine?
    If the guy was that desperate for some fun he shoulda gone to Disneyland.

    • Guest

      He gets his bail back when he shows up for court. That’s what bail is, a fee to guarantee your appearance.

  • Is he related to Tipper?

  • Guest

    Clearly he belongs in a place for the mentally ill!!

  • Anonymous

    The moral of the story for the kids is: do something stupid if you want the Sun to write a story about you.

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