Rome man arrested in women’s bathroom at Calhoun Walmart

Norwood Smith Burnes

Editors note: This arrest was reported on March 24, 2010.

A Rome man was released on bond after being arrested for allegedly taking his clothes off in front of children in the women’s restroom of Walmart in Calhoun.

Norwood Smith Burnes, 51, of 2 Leland Ave., Rome was charged with public indecency, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass on Sunday and released later that day.

According to the police report filed by the Calhoun Police Department:

According to witnesses, Burnes was found in “stages of undress while on the stone floor and would do this in the presence of several young children.”

Police officers arrived to find Burnes wearing a dark woman’s suit including a short skirt and jacket, black leather coat, black high heals, red nail polish, green eye shadow and women’s jewelry. According to the witness, Burnes had been in the women’s section of the store with his skirt “kicked up showing his white girdle and dark thong underwear.”

The witness also said that when Burnes entered the women’s bathroom, he ordered other women out as they entered. He was arrested at 7:30 Sunday morning.

Notes on the police report indicate that Burnes “has long criminal history of indecent exposure and is currently on probation for public indecency.”


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