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Man arrested in diaper disputes account

A Florida man arrested in Ocean City for disorderly conduct while wearing a diaper on Halloween says he was pelted with candy by teenagers and wasn't drunk at the time.

Maryland State Police say 47-year-old Joseph David DiVanna of Sarasota, Fla., was arrested about 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

State Police say witnesses reported DiVanna cursed at adults and children in the Fox Chapel neighborhood of West Ocean City as he tried to get them to give him candy.

Divanna says he was wearing a full baby costume complete with T-shirt, bib and bonnet and believes neighbors upset at his trick-or-treating alerted police.

Divanna said he had been drinking, but wasn't drunk and was provoked by teens, who he said were the ones acting disorderly.

-- The Daily Times of Salisbury

By Washington Post Editors  | November 4, 2010; 7:43 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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No one past their 12th birthday should be trick or treating.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | November 4, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

There's nothing illegal about a 47 year old man trick-or-treating in a diaper. There's nothing normal about it either.

Posted by: randysbailin | November 4, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

He "had been drinking" but "wasn't drunk."

Right.

Posted by: krickey7 | November 4, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

A foul-mouthed "baby" with a man's voice? What, like an uncensored live-action version of that stupid baby from that "Family Guy" show?

Mr. DiVanna may be an exhibitionistic diaper fetishist...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaper_fetishism

...and/or a paraphilic infantilist:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraphilic_infantilism

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | November 4, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Are the authorities sure this diapered guy isn't Sen. John McCain?

Posted by: clitteigh | November 4, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

That should be one interesting hearing...can't wait to hear this explanation.
Just no good way to even attempt to explain this...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | November 4, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

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