A registered sex offender was arrested for allegedly attempting to forcibly enter a woman’s car. His reasoning? Google gave him permission to do whatever he wanted.
William Bastin, 38, was arrested earlier this month after approaching a woman at an intersection in Orange County, Florida. He allegedly tried to force his way into the woman’s vehicle as she sat at a stoplight.
“He came to my door and just started flailing his arms like -- ‘I’m going to get into your car no matter what.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, no you’re not,’” the woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told WFTV.
Despite what the woman described as his fervent attempts and loud “Let me in!” screams, Bastin could not enter the her locked car. He was subsequently arrested.
In the arrest report obtained by WFTV, investigators alleged that Bastin said that Google told him “it was his day and he could have anything he wanted without paying.”
Bastin was released on bond following the alleged attempted entrance into the victim’s car, but was arrested again on Tuesday for similar erratic behavior as he screamed at employees at a local Walmart, according to police.
The initial victim told WFTV she was concern for the well-being of others Bastin may come in contact with.
“He’s going to hurt somebody,” she said. “He’s dangerous. He scares me, he really does.”
In January 2009, Bastin was found guilty of lewd or lascivious molestation upon a victim 12 to 15 years old, and was entered into the Florida sex offender registry. According to additional records obtained by WFTV, Bastin has a history at least 17 separate arrests on sex offense, drug and theft charges.
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