Some people would like him to find a different hobby.
Pickthorne’s hosted four of these parties since the summer, he said. He identifies himself as a practitioner of BDSM, short for "bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism." But neighbors have been complaining about his practices.
Police investigated the parties, but didn't find anything illegal about them. But zoning officials were able to issue a complaint against Pickthorne. Since he accepts money from attendees, his parties are considered a commercial enterprise. The notice gives Pickthorne three days to end the sex parties, which would make Feb. 4 the last day.
If the parties continue, a civil citation will be issued, which would require a court appearance by Pickthorne.