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Gary Medrow, Serial Imposter, Arrested After Trying To Get High School Athletes To Carry Each Other

The Huffington Post  |  By David Moye

As far as kinks go, Gary Medrow is carrying a really bizarre one.

The 68-year-old resident of Greenfield, Wis., allegedly has a thing about seeing people carry each other and for the last 40 years, he has gone to great lengths to satisfy his bizarre desires, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

In the past, cops said, he has pretended to be a policeman, an accident investigator and other positions of authority all in an effort to convince complete strangers to lift and carry each other.

Now he may be carrying a rap sheet.

Medrow was arrested Friday and charged with two counts each of telephone harassment and disorderly conduct in connection with an incident involving two high school girls in Cedarburg, Wisc.

Officials said he pretended to be a journalist for the Journal-Sentinel in order to arrange a photo shoot where the two females would lift each other up on their shoulders, the Journal-Sentinel reported.

Authorities said Medrow seems to target female athletic standouts who have already had their pictures in newspapers or other publications, NBC15.com reported.

Turns out Medrow has multiple convictions over the past 30 years, including improper use of a telephone and impersonating a police officer, according to police and court records.

In 1997, he was convicted of unlawful use of a telephone and impersonating a police officer after he made a collect call from the Milwaukee House of Corrections, to a woman claiming he was investigating a car crash and wanted to know if she could carry other women, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

Before receiving a 4 1/2 year prison term in 1981, Medrow told a judge that the wacky fetish somehow eased his tension and anxiety.

“I feel it’s an addiction, and if I could get over the problem I could lead a normal life,” Medrow said at the time, according to the Journal-Sentinel.

In this current case, authorities said Medrow identified himself to high school athletes as “Mike Clark,” an employee of the Journal-Sentinel, and attempted to meet athletes this past Monday, the paper reported.

The athletes reported the request to investigators who waited for Medrow to show up for the appointment, but he never did. Officials later drove to his house where he admitted that he had a problem for which he was seeking psychiatric treatment, the Journal-Sentinel reported.

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