28-year-old Philip Patnaude, whose body was pulled from Belmont Harbor on March 5, 2012 at approximately 10:26 a.m., was filmed at an alleged drinking party back in 2009.
The video shows a then 25-year-old Phil, along with another man, holding a third man upside down while the man drinks an unknown beverage through a small rubber-like tube. Apparently, the maneuver is called a "keg-stand"
The video was brought to our attention after an anonymous commenter posting the following remarks in response to our initial coverage of the Lakeview man's disappearance:
In this party video of the drowned guy (on the left, green shirt). It's seems odd to me because a straight guy would probably not be at all comfortable placing his hands on another straight guy's pelvis like that.
Touching anyone near that area of body is a physical boundary violation and a touching area that only reserved for people you're intimate with. (Or perhaps the two men already had a secret sexual connection, who knows.)
When there's alcohol present and everyone's having a good time, it's easier for a closeted gay man to give over-assistance in drinking games and get his hands and face closer to what he *really* wants.