Elderly man charged with public nudity

John Franklin Young (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
John Franklin Young (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A 75-year-old man from North Carolina was booked into an Horry County jail over the weekend for allegedly exposing himself from a hotel room.

The Department of Public Safety in North Myrtle Beach released an incident report to WMBF News, detailing the reports from poolside guests at a North Myrtle Beach hotel, shocked to see an elderly man standing nude in his third floor suite.

The report says the suspect, 75-year-old John Franklin Young of Midlane, NC was exposing himself for about five minutes, in plain sight of children and adults playing in the pool area, and that his room was just above the lounge area at the Ocean Drive Resort.

Police responded to find Mr. Young in the weight room, who claimed he had no idea anyone could see him. Young was taken into custody and charged with public nudity. Booking records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center show he was released Saturday afternoon.

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