Update: Today, Jacob Magee was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, for taking an upskirt photo of a woman at a Broncos game. His punishment: eight years of sex-offender supervised probation and thirty days in county jail. He's also required to register as a sex offender for life. Continue for our previous coverage.
Update, 9:10 a.m. April 26: Jacob Magee has pleaded guilty to invasion of privacy for sexual gratification in connection with being the biggest douchebag at a Broncos game last year and taking an upskirt photo of an unsuspecting woman. But the amount of punishment he's expected to receive is far less than the maximum for the kind of crime he's admitted to committing.
We've incorporated our previous nomination of Magee as a Schmuck of the Week, originally published on November 18, 2016, into this post. As we noted back then, his police report, included below in its entirety, offers some intriguing information about how investigators pinned him down — including tracing the ticket to the person who'd unwisely invited Magee to tag along.
Moreover, the speed with which the incident was featured by Metro Denver Crime Stoppers should serve as a warning to potential future Schmucks that getting pervy at a Broncos game is a good way to guarantee that the hammer will come down fast.
Last October 30, according to the affidavit, a Denver police officer working Mile High Stadium during Denver's 27-19 win over much-despised quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers was contacted by a woman who said she was waiting outside the men's room in section 101 for her husband to do his business when she felt her skirt move.
The scene of the crime.
In response, she looked down to see a man wearing a cap and a Von Miller jersey "pulling his camera phone from under her skirt."
She quickly confronted the suspect and insisted he hand over his phone. He refused that demand and a similar one from her husband, who'd just emerged from the lavatory.
Things wound up getting physical between the husband and the suspect after that, with the latter eventually deciding to flee. He ran through the stadium's first level and managed to get away from the pursuing hubby.
The next week, a detective, assisted by the security manager at Mile High Stadium, found video footage of both the scuffle and the man using his ticket in an attempt to re-enter the stadium.
Here's a look at two screen captures disseminated by Crime Stoppers, which reveals that the suspect has a blade-style prosthetic leg.
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers
By checking the scanned and re-scanned ticket numbers, the detective was able to figure out its original purchaser. He ultimately traced the ticket to a woman who'd gotten multiple passes through her work.
The woman later told the investigator that she'd gone to the game with her boyfriend and his friend — Magee, who just happens to have a blade-style prosthetic leg.
Oh, yeah: Magee, a Lafayette resident, is also a registered sex offender; he reportedly pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Peeping Tom beef in 2012 in exchange for prosecutors dismissing additional counts of trespassing, burglary and criminal mischief.
After the victimized woman and her husband correctly identified Magee's DMV pic from a photo lineup, the cops promptly rounded him up. The Denver District Attorney's Office subsequently charged him with the aforementioned invasion-of-privacy offense, a Class 6 felony that could have earned him twelve to eighteen months in prison and a fine of between $1,000 and $100,000. Instead, according to Denver DA spokesman Ken Lane, he's expected to receive sixty days in jail, followed by probation, at his sentencing hearing, scheduled for July 10.
At this writing, Magee is free on a $2,000 bond and presumably secure in the knowledge that on a day when Mile High Stadium was sold out, as usual, no one was a bigger jerk than him.
Not even Philip Rivers. Look below to see a larger version of Magee's booking photo and the arrest affidavit.
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