North Little Rock Police arrested 39 year old Scotty Vest for sexual indecency outside a women's bathroom, near a playground at Burns Park. Vest was arrested Monday after police say he exposed himself and masturbated in front of three children, two are 11 and one is 12, while trying to lure them inside the bathroom.
Those three children ran to a group of adults nearby and asked for help. "They came up to me and they were waiving at me and next thing I know they're running down the hill you know, 'call the cops, call the cops, there is this man there's this man dressed up as a woman and he's playing with himself,'" says Mary Stafford.
"I was the first one over there next to him. He didn't notice me at first. He was just leaning against the wall playing with himself. He was wearing a wig, a blonde wig, a big stuffed bra and a white thong with his private parts hanging out," recalls Paul Hohnbaum.
"He got up and he looked really startled...then the rest of the people came up. He was trying to tell us, he was trying to justify, 'I apologize, I didn't mean to get the kids involved.' And he opened up the door stuck his head out like this. We came up kicked the door and it shoved him in here," says Hohnbaum.
While someone called 911, Paul and several others leaned against the door to keep Vest inside the bathroom until police arrived. During that time, Vest changed into a mini skirt.
"It's really upsetting to know that somebody was doing this like it was nothing," says Stafford.
Vest is charged with three counts of sexual indecency. He's being held at the Pulaski County jail on no bond.