Florida man shows up ‘buck naked’ to undercover sex sting, deputies say

124 people arrested during 6-day operation

Polk deputies say they arrested dozens of people during an undercover sex sting.

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida man was “buck naked” when he showed up to the front door of a home where an undercover sex sting operation was being conducted, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

Records show Rodney Davis was one of 124 people arrested during Operation Santa’s Naughty List, which targeted prostitutes, child predators and johns during a six-day period.

As part of the operation, deputies said they used internet advertisements to arrange meetings between suspects and undercover detectives.

Judd said Davis was among the 46 people accused of trying to meet a prostitute for sex.

Video from the undercover operation shows Davis was nude when he arrived at the undercover location.

“This guy walked up to the front door of this home in a neighborhood on a cool evening buck naked. Now if you don’t know the difference in naked and buck naked, buck naked means you’re not even wearing your socks. He didn’t have a stitch of clothes on but he was carrying a shirt, I guess in case of an emergency. He walked into the house, he was proud of himself - that’s up for debate,” Judd said.

Davis was arrested on charges of soliciting a prostitute and possessing Viagra without a prescription.

Deputies said Davis is a Walt Disney World security guard from Winter Garden who has been married for 22 years.

Judd said the main objective of the operation was to identify victims of human trafficking. Five of the women who responded to the online ads are believed to be victims of human trafficking and two more were provided services.

“I in my heart believe that every one of these prostitutes at some point in their lives were a victim of human trafficking if, in fact, they’re not currently a victim of human trafficking,” Judd said.

Judd also noted that 65% of the johns arrested said they’re married. He had a word of advice for the suspects’ wives.

“You might want to go to the doctor and get tested because it’s probably not the first time they’ve done it,” Judd said.

Also among those arrested, according to Judd, were:

  • Tommy Gainey, a professional golfer who had his PGA card on his when he was arrested for solicitation of prostitute. He told deputies she was in town for a charity event.
  • Kirkland Mallet, from Orlando, is a youth sports coach in Windermere. He was charged with solicitation of prostitution.
  • William Stocks from Tallahassee, is the manager of an insurance company and retired National Guard member who was in Orlando to present American flags to children at an event at one of the Disney hotels.
  • Clint Bagdon from Winter Garden is in IT sales for a fortune 500 company. Judd said he told his wife he was leaving the Mount Dora Christmas parade to go get a hair cut but really he left to meet a prostitute.
  • Bhavik Rambahi, from Orlando, owns the Super 8 motel in Kissimmee. He told deputies he works so hard to keep prostitution out of his hotels.

For more on what Judd had to say about the operation, click here.