Toe-Licking St. Paul Man
St. Paul residents now know the identity of the man who licked a woman's toes after robbing her early Saturday morning.
Carlton Jermaine Davis, 26, has been charged with taking a woman's cell phone and keys while she was leaving work around 1 a.m.
It seemed like a typical robbery until Davis asked the woman to take off her shoes.
After the woman complied, Davis told her he was going to suck her feet.
Davis also tried to suck the victim's neck but ran away after spotting nearby pedestrians.
The toe-licking Davis did not get far and was arrested a few minutes later.
The charges against Davis include simple robbery and theft from a person.
His bail has been set at $20,000.
Commander Kevin Casper of the St. Paul police said the attack was "weird sexual behavior."
"Weird" is definitely a good description, but this type of crime is not without precedent.
According to Greg, a blogger on Metroblogging Minneapolis, a similar crime occurred in the Netherlands a few years ago.
When the suspect was released without charges, lawmakers in that country seriously considered making toe-licking a criminal offense.
This may seem like light-hearted, news-of-the-weird, but from the victims' point of view, a violation is a violation, and toe-licking could easily have been something much worse.
Let us keep that in mind before we throw this story away as inconsequential news.