Calese Crowder, the “Barnes & Noble sniffer,” gets out of jail before returning

| August 21, 2023

Calese Crowder, the Barnes & Noble sniffer. (Glendale Police Department)

As you guys remember, Calese Crowder was caught on video kneeling behind Michaela Witter as she was at a California Barnes & Noble. Not long after the video went viral, Crowder “the sniffer” was arrested and taken into custody for stalking a home with children. He was released, then arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. Witter doesn’t expect him to remain in custody for long. She calls for the state’s justice system to take Crowder’s actions more seriously before something serious happens to someone.

From Fox news:

“I’m relieved that he was arrested again, but I unfortunately don’t have high expectations with him being kept there for long,” said Michaela Witter, one of at least two women who caught Crowder on video sneaking up behind them in the Burbank bookstore.

She was right. He walked out of jail again Friday, with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon’s office telling Fox News Digital they did not have enough evidence to prosecute his latest allied crime — failing to register as a sex offender.

After Witter posted about her encounter on TikTok, the video went viral, and she said at least 20 other women reached out to her with similar stories.

“I’ve talked with others who were affected by Calese Crowder, who suffer from PTSD because of him, don’t feel safe going out because of him. And I want to know why the justice system isn’t taking this as seriously as it is,” she told Fox News Digital.

The repeat offender has been in and out of police custody since at least 2005, records show. He served time in state prison on burglary and robbery charges and on Tuesday pleaded no contest to peeping and prowling. He was freed from custody hours later despite a 60-day jail sentence under California’s laws.

Fox News provides the balance of the story here.

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“I’d hate to have ears like that!”



In BH0’s case they are referred to as “Love Handles”.

“…did not have enough evidence…” He is either on the register or he’s not. Simple.

Sorry, not sorry, there are some oxygen thieves that just need to be removed from the gene pool. Nearly 20 years as a career criminal? What happened to “3 strikes and you’re out”?


Seems to me he should be let go and given a free ride… in the wheelwell of a trans-pacific flight.


Isn’t that what Reggie Love called them?


If Shrek and Fiona had a son.


Well played


He has been clinically trained to sniff out those needing medical attention.


And Now This..


“EXCLUSIVE: We Will Woke You! Classic Queen Song “Fat Bottomed Girls” Is Mysteriously Dropped From The Group’s New Greatest Hits Collection”

“It is one of Queen’s best-loved songs but Fat Bottomed Girls has been mysteriously dropped from the group’s new Greatest Hits collection.”

“The 1978 track, which was written by guitarist Brian May, has been enjoyed by generations of fans as a humorous and hard-rocking tribute to a young man’s appreciation of fuller-figured ladies.”

“But 45 years later, it appears that lyrics such as ‘left alone with big fat Fanny, she was such a naughty nanny, big woman, you made a bad boy out of me’ and ‘fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin’ world go round’ have been hit by the woke cancel culture.”

“It was such a popular hit for Queen that it appeared fourth on the band’s original 1981 greatest hits album along with Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now and We Will Rock You.”

“But last week it was nowhere to be seen when Universal Records announced they would be releasing a version of the record on Yoto, the new audio platform aimed at young people.”

“One told The Mail on Sunday: ‘It is the talk of the music industry, nobody can work out why such a good-natured, fun song can’t be acceptable in today’s society.”

‘It is woke gone mad. Why not appreciate people of all shapes and sizes like society is saying we should, rather than get rid of it.”


It remains in my collection.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

And now you have an instant collector’s item.


I will not submit. Without fat bottom girls, the rockin’ world would not go ’round. It’s an immutable law of nature.


As a card carrying member of the FBG union, my wife is faaaar from ok with this.

Class action lawfare time?


Am looking for the 4 fat chicks wanna be dependent pics, but can’t find.

Pretty sure they weren’t meant to be queens literal example of fat bottom girls


MRS D ain’t happy either. Her response, and I quote: “Oh for fuck’s sake!”

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

If the Gooberment won’t do its job to protect the citizens, then it’s time for the citizens’ to (forcibly) take back their inalienable rights to self defense and take out the trash themselves.

Three “S”s

Rinse and repeat as needed

In an ideal society, justice would be fair–and swift. I understand the rule of law and the fact that some sentences aren’t reversible, but when the “justice system” sides with criminals time and again, perhaps it is time to take matters into our own hands. Due process begins when you attempt to harm me or my family and ends when you get a final ride to the morgue.

Those of us who live in 2A-friendly states should carry whenever and wherever it’s legal to do so. We can’t rely on the police to protect us, and there are plenty of people who would victimize us and our loved ones if given the chance. In states like California and Illinois, the criminals have the advantage. Down here on the Gulf Coast, I’d say the well-armed private citizen has the advantage. We tend to be better equipped and better trained than the average criminal, and for the most part, our prosecutors and judges believe in doing their jobs.

Green Thumb


Just a matter of time before this guy does something realy bad (if he has not already).

Just An Old Dog

Many, Many, MANY Moons ago in the county I was raised in there was a creepy dude who actually looked like this POS who got caught trying to lift a 10 year old handicapped girls dress up in the Safeway grocery store. He was a semi drifter who had been staying with an elderly Aunt. When the cops told her they had her nephew in custody for being a public nuisance ( there were not a lot of laws on the books directly addressing being a pervert back then,, it was thought they weren’t needed) the Aunt begged them to lock him up , as he had been leaching off of her. The Deputies dropped him off at the County line, which happened to be by a great fishing spot where a couple good ol boys ( rumor has it a few were off duty cops were ” fishing”) Apparently he approached them asking for a ride and got aggressive and ended up being badly beaten and battered and left laying on the ground. A few months later he ended up coming back to his Aunt’s. who called the Sheriff again. The guy was ” Last Seen” leaving the Sheriff’s office to buy a bus ticket to Baltimore. About 10 years ago I was talking to a guy I graduated High School with whose dad was the Sheriff. He said the Guy May or not be underneath where the old Rebel Yell Roller Coaster was built at Kings Dominion Amusement Park.


Was this in a small town?

Just An Old Dog

Very small town/ County There was another guy who was a resident who had molested one of his nieces around 1978. He went missing and was found in his well about a week later.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

“….may or may not be underneath….”
Words I love to hear.


Ahh… the Rebel Yell. The first time I rode it, I thought I was waiting in line for the train ride. My Dad got me good that day, and it was a memorable experience. I was a gullible little kid, having been tricked into thinking the Grizzly was the Scooby Doo by my older brother previously. Later, as a teen, I got my season pass and made a habit to ride every roller coaster at Kings Dominion. My girlfriend at the time loved Smurfs, and Smurf Mountain was still there, so we did the peaceful ride through that attraction a few times. I, meanwhile, rode the Shockwave with the chest harness loose. Not long after, someone was killed doing the same. Dumb kid was I?

I have zero tolerance for chomos, diaper sniffers, or whatever you want to call them. For over 10 years I was a D-SAACP Victim Advocate, including spending a year or so as a Brigade VA, and I dreaded the thought of having a case assigned to me. Fortunately, I never did, instead being relegated to training and increasing awareness of SA within the ranks.

Amateur Historian

I gotta say, not having enough evidence to prosecute a guy who failed to register as a sex offender is a head scratcher. Isn’t the fact he failed to register, per court order, all the evidence you need to nail his ass?


There you go, trying to apply common sense to criminal law. The elements of this particular crime are so basic that a first year grad from a 3rd rate law school should be able to prosecute this.

If Gascon doesn’t want to prosecute something, he’ll find one bullshit way or another to avoid doing his job.

Amateur Historian

And Mayor Bass thinks she can work with his office? Yeah, sure… 🙄

Veritas Omnia Vincit

Too bad a tune-up wasn’t on the menu for this piece of crap…seems like he could use a nice strong lesson in behavior followed by some time in a cage.