Campus ticket could send LTD screamer to jail
On Monday, John Brewster intended to rip off his shirt and shorts while riding his bicycle around the corner of East 13th Avenue and Kincaid Street and scream at the top of his lungs. After the Department of Public Safety cited him for trespassing Sunday, however, he had to reconsider. Now, he may be facing jail time.
Brewster, 58, is known around Eugene and Springfield for his trademark scream against Lane Transit District — “Go Ducks, but LTD can lick my sweaty, shaven nutsack! Go Ducks!” — which he unleashes as he rides past crowded areas on his bicycle.
The University effectively banned him from campus in May 2010 , following an incident in which Brewster said he ran a stop sign on the corner of East 13th Avenue and Agate [email protected]@nutsack is one word, as per Messrs. Moriki and [email protected]@
DPS Chief Doug Tripp then sent Brewster a letter announcing that the University would cite him for trespassing if he returned to campus before November of this school year. Brewster is accused of having entered campus Sunday.
Brewster said he came to the corner of 13th and Kincaid to pick up copies of an issue of the Oregon Commentator that depicted him on the cover. He then lingered on the corner talking to another man. A DPS officer arrived and issued him the trespassing citation.
Brewster said he did not know or believe that the area in which he was standing was part of campus; the area he identified is outside the west entrance of the University.
University spokesperson Julie Brown wrote in an email that the officer who issued the citation would not be able to speak to the Emerald about the incident. @@http://directory.uoregon.edu/telecom/directory.jsp?p=findpeople%2Ffind_results&m=staff&d=person&b=name&[email protected]@
Brewster has been in trouble with the law before. He has been homeless off and on since he sustained a serious brain injury in a motorcycle accident in 1986. Since then, he has lived off of a monthly government disability check because his injury prevents him from working.
He developed his trademark phrase after being banned from Lane Transit District buses following an incident on a bus from Springfield to Eugene about 10 years ago — Brewster does not remember the year . Brewster based the slogan on a line from the Adam Sandler song “Ode to My Car.” @@http://www.amazon.com/Ode-To-My-Car-Explicit/dp/[email protected]@
Brewster mostly gets his food from soup kitchens and church donations. When he rides around town, he is mostly traveling to and from these locations. Now, he said he simply rides past campus as part of his daily routine.
He has also been to jail this year after being issued a trespassing citation at the Lane County Fair. Brewster will go to trial for the campus citation on June 16.
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