The trial surrounding the murder of Hamptons millionaire Ted Ammon has been fraught with gay intrigue as the defense of the accused killer Daniel Pelosi, an electrician, has tried to paint Ammon as a bisexual who was fond of homosexual encounters at the local East Hampton beach. The defense has argued that Ammon may have been killed by someone other than Pelosi.
Aside from that, it’s the testimony of artist Sam Wagner that was printed in the New York Post two days ago that had my eyes popping. Wagner claims he had an encounter with Ammon two years prior to the murder:
Wagner, who described himself as a painter of pop art, said he sometimes saw Ammon jogging in the neighborhood. He said they met on the street one day in 1999 and that he noticed Ammon was sexually aroused.
“I, being an All-American gay human being, suggested a sexual liaison, which ensued for about 15 minutes in a nearby wooded area,” Wagner said.
“I had absolutely no idea who this person was,” Wagner said of Ammon. He said when New York Post reporter Kieran Crowley interviewed him after the killing, he was “75 percent sure” that the man he had met on that East Hampton street was indeed Ammon.
I don’t know about you, but I get really aroused when I jog. It’s just that feeling of the sweat pants against my equipment and the potential of an anonymous sexual act that gets me going. What do you mean? It’s the All-American gay thing to do! Meet your neighbor and fuck in the bushes. And I wonder about the figure of 75%? Maybe his jogging liaison was wearing dark sunglasses and a head scarf so the neighbors wouldn’t notice.
As Tom Brokaw said last night in his good-bye speech, “It’s not the questions that get us in trouble, but the answers.”
ADDENDUM: In today’s report, the 75% figure is cleared up. “During some of the boom-boom” apparently, Wagner “was not concentrating on looking at his face.” We’re not prudes here, yet we’re still shocked and appalled!