msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 9/29/2010 7:53:08 PM ET 2010-09-29T23:53:08

Police said a district judge from Intercourse, Pa., hid condoms inside acorns and handed them out to women in the state Capitol complex last week.

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A summary charge of disorderly conduct was filed Tuesday against Isaac H. Stoltzfus, who presides over low-level cases as a district judge in Lancaster County.

The citation from Capitol Police said the 58-year-old jurist gave the acorns to unsuspecting women, who were offended when they discovered the contents.

Stoltzfus' office referred questions to defense attorney Heidi Eakin, who didn't immediately return a phone message Wednesday.

Officials told Lancaster Online that the judge told police he handed out the condom-filled nuts as a prank. It was unclear whether anyone thought the deed was funny. However, the website for a retailer of condom-stuffed acorns and buckeyes, Rubbernutts.com, says, "They are funny.

It is not known whether Stoltzfus purchased the novelty nuts from Rubbernutts.com

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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