Beach safety Patrol: Ohio man exposes himself to 2 underage teen girls outside Flagler Ave bathrooms in NSB

Trevor Tucker, 24, of Brookjlyn,Ohio, arrested in New Smyrna Beach, FL. on charges of exposing himself to 2 teen girls on their wqay out of a public restroom / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Trevor Tucker of Brooklyn Ohio, is shown in his booking mug after he was caught by a Beach Safety cop allegedly exposing himself to two under-age teen girls near a public restroom adjacent to one of the busiest beach access-ways in Volusia County, Florida.

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.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.