Saginaw, Michigan parolee Jordan D. Haskins is campaigning for the 95th District House seat despite a past that includes jail-time in two states. His early record dates back to when he was just fifteen years old.
“His earliest offenses — related to vehicle break-ins, … date back to when he was 15 years old. (“I was just a lonely, angry kid at the time,” he told MLive. “If anything, I could be put on ‘World’s Dumbest Criminals.'”) Between April 2010 and January 2011, the Republican hopeful was arrested four times on charges related to trespassing and vehicle break-ins.
It seems Haskins’ thing was breaking into cars, then hot wiring the ignition and masturbating to the sound of the engine.
Haskins’ break-ins were often tied to an arguably bizarre sexual fetish called “cranking.” When he broke into vehicles, Haskins would disconnect the ignition wires and re-start the engine while masturbating, police reports show. In an unrelated report by The Independent, Susan Block, Ph.D., a featured sexologist on HBO’s “Real Sex” and “Cathouse” explained the fetish by saying, “[t]he ‘vroom’ of the engine reminds [men] of their own libidos being revved up by this hot woman.”
A now 24 year-old Haskins claims to have “evolved” beyond his fetishistic and criminal past; however, it’s unclear if he’ll be able to convince voters that’s the case, allowing him to face off against the winner of the Democrat’s primary in the fall.
Haskins says he hopes voters can see he’s evolved. “Those are things that haunt me to this day,” Haskins told MLive. “I’m just trying to move on from that and do what I can.”