Humor

Florida Beach Flasher Leaves Note Offering $200 If Women Let Him "Kiss Their Butt"

Flashing your junk on a public beach is already a dubious way to attract the opposite sex, but a man on Florida's Space Coast has been taking that losing plan to the next level by leaving notes propositioning his victims.

In one posted to Facebook, the man offers women "$200 ... if you let me kiss your butt." Instead, they reported him to police and handed over cell phone photos of the naked bandit.

The flasher -- described by one victim as a "heavy set guy, around 35, has man boobs, and it looks like a tat on his right bicep" -- has been terrorizing beachgoers near Venice, Florida.

One woman and her friend were on the beach recently when the man walked up, tossed a crumpled, hand-written note in their direction, then walked away to watch them from a distance with a towel around his waist. Here's the note, which the woman shared with a local community Facebook page called the Venice Scene:

"When we did not respond at all, he then dropped his towel and performed inappropriate actions to himself, openly on the beach," the woman tells the Scene. "When he saw me get on my phone, he wrapped up and walked away."

The women reported the crime to local police, who are now asking the public to help track down the man, whom they believe has flashed at least five groups of women since last Saturday.

"I can't remember where somebody has done this and left a note," Venice Police Chief Tom McNulty tells WWSB. "I have worked sex crimes here for many years as a detective. It's a new variation."

Police released this pic of the flasher in action, which one of his victims snapped on her cell phone:

Recognize this note-leaving junk-flasher? Call the Venice cops at 941-486-2444.

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Tim Elfrink is a former investigative reporter and managing editor for Miami New Times. He has won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
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