NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 24-year-old Ohio man saw two under-age teen girls coming out of the women's public bathrooms at the Flagler Avenue Beach ramp and brazenly unbuttoned and then unzipped his shorts, pulled out his penis and began masturbating, over the weekend, according to an arrest report from the Volusia County Office of Beach Safety.
The object of his desire? Two teen gals -- ages 14 and 16 -- who got an eyeful -- as he walked by and started zipping up again. But there were another set of eyes on him: A Beach Safety cop who was in his vehicle in the parking lot adjacent to the beach ramp.
Trevor Tucker of Brooklyn, Ohio, was busted on the spot, put in handcuffs and charged with misdemeanor counts off indecent exposure in public and lewd and lascivious exposure on persons under 18 and 16, respectively.
After statements were taken from the alleged victims in the 2:55 p.m. Saturday incident, Tucker was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail where he was booked and briefly held before he was released after the posting of a $6,000 bond. Daytona Beach had a serious problem with public exposure and adult gay sex meetings in bathrooms in at the World's Most Famous Beach in the early 1990s until they were torn down.
In recent years, tens of millions of dollars have been spent on public facilities from county grants for modern bathroom and picnic facilities. An incident like this Saturday has been the exception to the rule compared to a couple of decades ago, county officials said.