COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Stealing a kiss is not a crime, a jury has decided.
A computer repairman who kissed a customer during a house call was acquitted of battery Wednesday. Steven Allen Moyer, 40, said he figured the woman was lonely and might want companionship.
“She said she didn’t have a steady boyfriend,” Moyer testified. “I asked her if she wanted a boyfriend for 15 minutes.”
Victoria Franich said Moyer cornered her, grabbed her and kissed her twice — after billing her $20 for the service call. She said Moyer also asked her if she wanted to show him the bedroom.
“I said no and he left,” she said. Franich then called police. The five-man, one-woman jury took 90 minutes to acquit Moyer.