This doesn't really fall under the category of True Crime, but I was reminded of this story earlier today and thought it worth sharing. And seeing as it does involve mounties, True Crime it is....
I don't know how many of you have been to an RCMP Regimental Ball but they are fancy affairs. The Members are decked out in Walking Out order, our take on a tux or formal wear. Red Serge paired with a long skirt for the women and "banana pants" for the men. Banana pants are not the riding breeches that most people think of when they think of an RCMP member in Red Serge but straight legged, tight trousers with a high waist, the congress boots remind one of Elvis, but with spurs. Many a Member has taken an unintended trip across the dance floor riding the wheels of the spurs on their congress boots.
They are, generally, fun events. Lots of dancing and good times, but one Regimental Ball in La Ronge turned into a nightmare for a friend of mine. Lets call him Vincinzo. Vincinzo was up on the dance floor, dancing up a storm with one of the Detachment clerks, and when the song ended, there was a break in the action. Everyone headed off the dance floor, and Vincenzo followed close behind a woman new to the community.
As they stepped off the dance floor the woman reached back and grabbed Vincinzo, um, in a strategic spot of his Banana pants. Shocked, and mildly embarrassed, he exclaimed "Whoa, those are mine". The woman, looked back, saw who she had just, um, caressed in public, and laughed. "Sorry, I thought you were my husband". The situation seemingly diffused, Vincinzo shot back with a smile "you could probably tell right away I wasn't him"
The woman lost it. She began berating Vincinzo and followed him everywhere, nattering at him for saying such an uncouth thing. She would not let up, and followed him out of the ballroom into the hotel hallway. To escape her, and as he was heading there anyway, he ducked into the men's room.
She followed him in, continuing to berate him, even as he stepped up to the urinal. Finally he said, "Look, you're in the men's room. Leave!" and she finally turned and huffed off. There was one other man in the washroom, already busy at the urinal next to Vincinzo. Vincinzo turned to him after the woman left, and said "What a Spinny B*tch"
It was her husband.