Prairieville man arrested for public masturbation; claims he was vigorously scratching

Prairieville man arrested for public masturbation; claims he was vigorously scratching
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POSTED: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 1:34pm

A Prairieville man was arrested in Thibodaux after he allegedly masturbated in public.

The Thibodaux Police Department reports that the incident occurred during the afternoon on Thursday, Aug. 29. We’re told several people called police and told them that a man was naked in his vehicle and looking at people as he committed the lewd act.

“When police officers arrived on scene they were able to locate his vehicle with him still in it driving through the parking lot,” David Melancon, Thibodaux Police Department, explained. “When police officers initially made contact with him he had no shirt on and his pants looked like they had been abruptly pulled up, and his underwear were rolled around the elastic as though they had been bound and quickly pulled up.”

When questioned, Drew Alexander, 27, told police that he was not masturbating, but rather he was vigorously scratching himself due to work he had completed with insulation earlier in the day.

Alexander was arrested and charged with Public Masturbation. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and/or up to a $2,500 fine.
 

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