Man masturbates while watching woman at gym, police say

Suspect says he thought victim 'liked it'

Authorities said a man was masturbating while watching a woman at a gym.

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A man publicly masturbated while watching a woman who was working out at a gym because he thought she was "freaky" and "she liked to watch," according to the Titusville Police Department.

Police said they were called to a plaza on Garden Street around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday and found Arthur Disbrow, 55, inappropriately touching himself while staring at the victim, who was exercising.

"He was clearly masterbating in front of this customer of the fitness center and when the officer showed up, he observed the same activity," Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said.

When Disbrow saw the officer, he stopped what he was doing and attempted to cover himself up, the report said.

Disbrow said he was smoking crack and using a sex toy on himself when he noticed the victim and began inappropriately touching himself in her direction, according to the affidavit. Police said Disbrow thought the victim was "freaky," that "she liked it" and "she liked to watch."

"It's very disturbing for the victim in this case, knowing that the suspect knew he was being watched and continued his activity is pretty bizarre and definitely concerning," Hutchinson said

Disbrow was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and exposure of sexual organs.

A judge Tuesday set his bond at $5,000.  

Police are concerned Disbrow has a habit of exposing himself because they said he matches the description in a similar incident at the same gym the other week.
 


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