Condom-filled acorns prompt Pa. judge complaint

Acorns that contain condoms, held as evidence by Capitol police, are displayed after being taken out of an evidence envelope. These were brought in after being opened. (Photo courtesy: The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News)

June 7, 2011 8:31:01 AM PDT
A state judicial panel says a Pennsylvania district judge brought disrepute upon the bench by handing out condom-stuffed acorns to women outside the Statehouse.

The Judicial Conduct Board filed a complaint in April against Magisterial District Judge Isaac Stoltzfus over the bizarre incident in Harrisburg in September.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports Stoltzfus remains on the bench pending the outcome of the case.

According to the panel's complaint, the judge offered the acorns to two female state employees outside the Capitol. The women found the hollowed-out acorns contained unwrapped condoms.

Stoltzfus was cited for disorderly conduct but the charges were later dropped after prosecutors determined he hadn't committed a crime.

A phone message left for Stoltzfus' attorney was not immediately returned early Tuesday.


Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Above photo from: The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News