Caller accused of playing 'revolting' audio recordings of bodily functions

Kelly Holleran Sep. 26, 2012, 1:37am

A man has filed suit against the Madison County resident who he claims called him multiple times a day, playing audio recordings of Bible verses and "revolting human bodily functions."

Kip Lackey claims he received at least 200 phone calls from defendant Gary Layton. The calls, which occurred at a frequency of one to eight times per day, five to six days per week, were intended to harass Lackey, according to the complaint filed Sept. 20 in Madison County Circuit Court.

The calls consisted of pushing random buttons and playing audio recordings of "disgusting and revolting human bodily functions, including but not limited to belching," the suit states.

During the calls, Layton also played "audio recordings of the Bible, knowing that Plaintiff is a devoutly religious Christian but deliberately intending these audio recordings to cause plaintiff emotional distress, and said harassment did in fact cause distress to plaintiff's emotional health," the complaint says.

Lackey alleges the calls violated the criminal laws of the state of Illinois.

In his complaint, Lackey is seeking an unspecified judgment.

He will be represented by Robert Elovitz of Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-1514.

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