Woman: man who masturbated outside a beach condo not arrested

Article Courtesy of  Channel 4 Fox

By Karl Fortier

Published February 13, 2019

COLLIER COUNTY — The property manager of a North Naples beach condominium is demanding action after she said one of the condo's surveillance cameras caught a man with his hand down inside his shorts, masturbating. It happened Thursday afternoon outside the lobby of Beachmoor Condominiums.

The man left after the property manager yelled at him to stop. But when she called the Collier County Sheriff's Office, she said deputies told her the man couldn't be arrested, since he didn't actually expose himself.

"I couldn't believe that it wasn't a crime," said the property manager, who asked not to be identified. "If he doesn't expose his 'junk,' as they put it, then it's not a crime."

Beachmoor is right next to the public access to Vanderbilt Beach. Some beach visitors told Fox 4 they're disgusted that someone would fondle themselves in public, near a place frequented by children.

"I would be completely appalled if somebody was doing that around my children," said Skylar Hughes. "It's completely unacceptable, even if you're not exposed."


Beachmoor's property manager said deputies told her she could sign a "no trespass" order against the man, who was not identified.