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St. Pete Beach man relieving himself also exposes himself, police say

ST. PETE BEACH — A 49-year-old man was arrested Friday on charges that he exposed himself to children at a nearby playground, then threatened their parents when they complained about it.

Prentiss Ingraham, of 211 58th Ave., was charged with exposure of sexual organs, obstruction, simple assault and an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court.

According to a St. Pete Beach police report, Ingraham decided to relieve himself by urinating on the air conditioning unit behind a beach bar on Blind Pass Road around 5:15 p.m. Friday.

But the rear of the bar is apparently visible from the playground at nearby McKenny Park at 9300 Blind Pass Road.

Two parents complained to Ingraham that children were playing nearby, according to police. He was asked to cover himself up. There were four children nearby under the age of 10, police said.

Ingraham's response, police said, was to threaten the two men.

He told them to shut up and ignore him, police said, or Ingraham would "kick" their rear ends. Police said that the complaints also led Ingraham to more aggressively expose himself.

So the parents called police. Ingraham was not cooperative, officers said. First he gave them a false name, which contained a vulgarity. Then Ingraham refused to identify himself, police said.

After Ingraham was handcuffed, police said he told an officer he would "track" down one of the parents. Ingraham is being held in the Pinellas County jail in lieu of $3,625 bail.

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St. Pete Beach man relieving himself also exposes himself, police say 01/04/10 [Last modified: Monday, January 4, 2010 5:42pm]
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