Pa. man 'ashamed' for thousands of lewd calls

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - October 26, 2011

Forty-three-year-old Rip Alan Swartz said he's "ashamed" over the thousands of obscene calls he made over the last five years before a Cumberland County judge sentenced him to probation on Tuesday.

Swartz was arrested a year ago after he repeatedly called a Hooters restaurant. Authorities say Swartz called businesses trying to get woman to talk to him about pantyhose.

Last month Swartz was ordered to spend at least nine months behind bars after pleading guilty to harassment in neighboring Dauphin County.

Swartz told the judge he hopes to complete a treatment program and put the calls behind him.

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