Report: ‘I guess I did something stupid,' man says while flashing deputy

Report: ‘I guess I did something stupid,' man says while flashing deputy

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested in Lady Lake after a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy said the 28-year-old exposed his genitals to drivers while running across four lanes of traffic.

The man continued to flash the uniformed deputy after he was confronted and ordered to cover himself, a Sumter County Sheriff’s Office report said.

The incident happened at about 11:36 p.m. Saturday on County Road 466 near County Road 105, the report said.

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The deputy was driving east on the highway when he saw a man, later identified as Justin Carl Walker, of Oxford, standing on the shoulder.

“As I and another vehicle came closer to the subject, the subject quickly darted across four lanes of traffic with his shorts partially down,” the deputy said. “(Walker” stopped in the roadway and looked at both myself and the other vehicle where I observed his (genitals) to be fully exposed and his shorts to be partially dropped.”

The deputy activated his emergency lights and started chasing the man on foot as he quickly walked away, the report said.

When the deputy caught up to Walker, his genitals were still in full view, the report said.

“I asked the defendant why his pants were down,” the deputy said. “The defendant looked down at his crotch and shrugged his shoulders, saying, ‘I guess I did something stupid.’”

During the exchange, Walker made “no attempt to conceal his genitals,” the report said.

When the deputy told the man to cover up, he pulled up his shirt and exposed himself further, the deputy reported.

After being ordered a second time to pull his pants up, Walker obeyed and was taken into custody, the report said.

He was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and resisting arrest without violence.

Walker was being held at the Sumter County Detention Center in lieu of a $2,000 bond.