Augusta man charged with public indecency

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 5:22 PM
Last updated Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 3:46 PM
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Editor's Note: Mr. Steiner was not prosecuted for these charges because he pleaded guilty to a different accusation revolving around the same set of facts.

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A man is in Richmond County jail Tuesday on multiple charges after a woman woke up to him standing over her naked, authorities said.

According to an incident report, police were called to the 2000 block of Gardner Street a little before 2 a.m., where a 57-year-old woman woke up to a man standing over her with his shirt in his hand, she told deputies. She started screaming and he took off running. Her screams woke up two of her roommates, who both said they looked outside for him, but he was gone.

The report said police found a pair of shorts, boxers, a visor and a white T-shirt on the floor of the living room that the woman did not recognize. In the pocket of the shorts, deputies found identification for Franz Olaf Steiner, 41.

All three women said they had seen Steiner in the neighborhood cutting grass and that he had asked to cut their grass a few times before, and each time would rub up against them.

Police found Stei­ner’s girlfriend at his residence in the 1900 block of Bat­tle Row. She told police she had last seen him in a white T-shirt, hat and shorts.

A day earlier, a woman on Battle Row called police around 2:30 p.m. after she said she saw Steiner standing in his front door touching himself, according to another incident report.

Steiner is charged with public indecency, burglary and felony criminal attempt, according to jail records.

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rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 09/04/12 - 06:32 pm
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Didn't his girlfriend think

Didn't his girlfriend think it was a little strange that he would come home naked a little after 2 a.m.?

Jake
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Jake 09/04/12 - 06:40 pm
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Marketing

Franz, you need to fine tune your marketing techniques. Soliciting for grass cutting, at least in this country, does not involve removing one's clothing at 2am in the perspective clients bedroom.

rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 09/04/12 - 06:43 pm
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Maybe he was just showing off

Maybe he was just showing off his "weedeater"!!!

TCB22
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TCB22 09/04/12 - 08:32 pm
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Really?

You daily and hourly regular commenters always try to be funny and clever. Sometimes you are. This is not one of those times. This individual has some very serious issues and I'm bothered by the mi or charges that will have him right back on the streets where he will eventually graduate to harming some defenseless lady. If he s brave enough to go into someone's home at two in the morning and stand by the bed undressed, none of us are safe. It is not funny
It is as scary as heck.

speedy6492
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speedy6492 09/04/12 - 08:41 pm
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If he comes by my house; he's

If he comes by my house; he's going to have a bad night! Possibly his last night on this earth!

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 09/04/12 - 10:31 pm
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His girlfriend ought to take
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His girlfriend ought to take Franz Olaf aside and explain to him that in this country, lots of people sleep with loaded guns within reach of the bed. He's lucky that he provoked nothing more than screams. It could have been a hail of bullets.

r
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r 09/04/12 - 10:52 pm
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Same man on the news...

Was this the same man on the news at this afternoon that was arrested walking down the street nude...with someone recording it?
Please say yes I would hate to think there where 2 of them and on the same day..

Ruckus
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Ruckus 09/05/12 - 01:21 am
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SMH

Its sad that we have people like this in this world and we can only lable them only as sex offenders after release. In some countries castration and then serve time as part of the punishment. Just imagine how we could discourage these sick people with this.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/05/12 - 06:05 am
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Took a chance

We could be reading his name in the obits...he is lucky to be alive...

stillamazed
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stillamazed 09/05/12 - 07:50 am
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I wonder...

I wonder if he is on drugs or just a common perv?????? At any rate, he needs some serious help! He is lucky he isn't dead, I agree with you again seenitb4.

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CobaltGeorge 09/05/12 - 08:42 am
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Wouldn't you rather wake up

Wouldn't you rather wake up having a "weedeater" pointed in your face than a Gun.
I agree, this type of human needs to be eliminated!

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 09/05/12 - 09:29 am
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If alcohol and drugs were not ionvolved...

Then this fella needs some deep therapy and I'm not sure that even that would help.
Once released I'm afraid his actions will only acellerate until God forbid he hurts someone physicaly.
I pray this doesn't happen but the statistics are against me.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/05/12 - 09:53 am
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Olaf was meerly experiencing
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his native culture. Una vena gooten gotcha.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/05/12 - 09:54 am
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Not the CBD
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But close.

beboisme
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beboisme 09/05/12 - 10:12 am
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Nine,nine,nine Franz!!

Nine,nine,nine Franz!!

GaStang22
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GaStang22 09/05/12 - 10:25 am
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Oh geez, lighten up!
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A few jokes does not in any way mean they downplaying the seriousness of what he did. If they were making excuses for the guy and saying they shouldn't punish or commit him, I'd say you'd have a right to be appalled. But a few sarcastic jokes?? SMH Obviously you are appalled at World's Dumbest and AFV too. Need to learn to laugh a little.

happychimer
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happychimer 09/06/12 - 06:01 pm
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There was a naked man walking

There was a naked man walking by when a tv reporter was doing a taped interview a few days ago. then there was a naked man in Aiken. I know someone who went out of his house to go to work and a naked man was running down the street with another man chasing and hollering at him for peeping in his windows. I don't know if he wasthe one in this story or not. What's wrong with these men wanting someone to look at them naked?

Saywhat67
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Saywhat67 04/13/14 - 02:40 am
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[filtered word]

[filtered word] this guy works at the Marriott in Augusta by broad street I saw him last week Is this the type of people they let be around guests smh its a shame that he even got a job there......Well I guess I'll never take my family to stay there!

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