READER REPORT: Indecent exposure at Roxhill Park playground

From a reader who wanted to be anonymous:

I think it’s important for the public to be aware of this (for lack of a better word)… insanity occurring in places that are generally considered safe.

Police Call Reference Number 23-246390.

There was a guy at the park who was either high out of his mind, or very mentally impaired. Around noon he emerged from the playground area bathroom completely naked, exposing himself to lots of kids that were present. An agitated woman who I do not know told me her son just went in the bathroom where this naked guy was just weirdly hanging out and he was pretty shaken up.

Several people called the police. We did not engage him as we weren’t sure if he was violent.

For the next hour, no police showed up. A couple of Park Services people showed up and tried to contain the guy to the bathroom area, but they were pretty helpless. Anyways, this guy continued to go in and out of the bathroom and walk by the play area, where people were trying to shield their kids.

After an hour of no police response, a few people eventually had enough of this guy, decided he wasn’t physically violent, and chased him away. He walked over to Westwood Village, still naked.

Two hours after the police were called and we left the scene, I got this text:

“The officers searched the area for your incident but were unable to locate the incident or person(s). We appreciate your help in keeping our community safe.”

It’s frustrating that a drugged-out naked guy can hang out at a playground for 2 hours before law enforcement shows up.

We were away from the scanner much of today while at the Admiral festival, so we didn’t hear the related radio traffic, and the Broadcastify audio archives are missing significant chunks of time prior to 4:15 pm today. The Twitter/X call logs did time-stamp this call – usually the time when it was received, not necessarily when it was dispatched – at 12:04 pm, and show a separate “lewd/flashing/exposing” call at Westwood Village, 23-246448, at 1:01 pm.

89 Replies to "READER REPORT: Indecent exposure at Roxhill Park playground"

  • Luke August 26, 2023 (7:31 pm)

    I just hear the Cro-Mags song “Street Justice” for some reason. 

  • NW August 26, 2023 (7:33 pm)

    This is unfortunate and it’s also why other than work I don’t venture out a whole lots stick close by home. It’s unfortunate that when serious illegal behavior is happening there is no one to reach out for help. Seattle has been and is going downhill!

  • Batman August 26, 2023 (7:39 pm)

    Wow! Maybe we need to take the law into our own hands. 

    • Rb August 26, 2023 (8:00 pm)

      Or maybe we need to fund the police and treat cops worth respect so that they want to come to Seattle.. 

    • MyThruppence August 26, 2023 (8:14 pm)

      Stupid will eventually literally hurt, but sure we can speed up the process.

  • Howdyneighbor August 26, 2023 (7:50 pm)

    Sadly it is no longer safe to send kids into restrooms alone. I no longer allow mine to go alone and take it one step further of “sweeping” the restroom before someone hiding inside has the chance to lock the door and have their way.

    • ConcernedInAdmiral August 27, 2023 (8:11 am)

      PARENTS & BABYSITTERS: Howdyneighbor’s way is the new way. May seem awkward when you aren’t used to making sweeps, even in trusted environments. But it gets easier and becomes second nature once you commit to the habit. It’s a solid strategy to win the war of what-ifs and should-a could-a in the event something happened. Would love to see babysitters including what actions they are willing & capable of when it comes to protecting children on their resume. As we like to say, it’s all fun and games til (fill in the blank).

  • Buttercup August 26, 2023 (7:51 pm)

    Any chance this was the same guy that was walking the beach naked last Sunday morning at Lincoln Park?

    • WSB August 26, 2023 (8:18 pm)

      I asked the person who contacted us for a description: “Description: between 5’10 and 6′, skinny. Dark skin & Hair. I’m guessing his age was in his late 20’s/ early 30’s.” Otherwise – there are “naked person” dispatches on police radio around the city almost daily, in my listening experience. Also, unavailable does not mean unconcerned. I don’t know the staffing situation today as we’ve been away from the radio but yesterday multiple precincts were asking for multiple officers to “augment” (work on overtime to bring a shift up to minimum level) – they put these calls out citywide, in case an officer from one precinct wants to work a double wherever the need is – TR

  • flimflam August 26, 2023 (7:57 pm)

    This is ridiculous. Please, someone chime in and explain again why we don’t need a properly staffed police force…

    • Derek August 26, 2023 (8:52 pm)

      Because it turns out that time after time the people being arrested are massively disproportionately BIPOC and there is obviously no other explanation than systemic racism so clearly the only solution is less police.  There that wasn’t so hard to understand now, was it?

  • Gatewood88 August 26, 2023 (7:59 pm)

    Not only is there a park in this area. There is a large daycare facility inside Westwood village where this suspect was chased into… with an outdoor playground . That my child attends.It’s deeply concerning the police did not respond to this incident does anyone know the email or contact info of whomever is in charge of the sw precinct spd?the king county sheriff would also be available to respond to this call… I recently had a sheriff respond to crazed person vandalizing cars – and I live much farther within the boundary of seattle than westwood village …it’s very frustrating that the authorities are so unconcerned

    • Tired WS Mom August 26, 2023 (8:17 pm)

      It’s not that they don’t care, they’re extremely understaffed. This is what you get when you “defund the police” 

      • Pete August 26, 2023 (10:00 pm)

        They police force was not defunded to any significant degree. Cops quit on mass because they didn’t want the covid shot, felt they weren’t paid enough for the job etcI have no idea where this ludicrous notion that the budget was halved or something has come from. 

        • MyThruppence August 27, 2023 (2:53 am)

          I contend that the mass resignation was as much about a glut of career baby boomers nearing retirement, and then taking the retirement plunge a few years earlier than expected, for a variety of reasons, including Covid, CHOP, the consent decree, increasing crime, disrespect from the public, etc. There may also have also been an unintentional incentive baked in by way of a severance package if you were terminated because of refusing to take the Covid vaccine. I would be very interested to look at the demographics of those SPD members who refused the vaccine, and then were subsequently terminated because of it. I bet they were almost entirely above the age of 50. Also, I’m pretty sure it was not treated as a voluntary quit as it should have been, and would have been for the rest of us. Many lessons for us all to learn from this, not the least of which is appreciate your public servants or you may find yourselves with insufficient numbers of them to be effective.

        • rested WS dad August 27, 2023 (8:14 am)

          it comes from ignorant people who parrot everything they read on the Internet and are too lazy to research anything themselves.

        • flimflam August 27, 2023 (8:15 am)

          The SPD has been woefully understaffed for years now. The comparison is always to Boston since its a similar sized population – we are WAY off their numbers.

      • More tired August 26, 2023 (10:13 pm)

        There was no defunding of SPD. And SPD is happy to show up to a minor fender bender with 3 units on a Tuesday morning.

      • Duffy August 27, 2023 (11:39 am)

        You are wrong WSMom. Please stop regurgitating what you read on your Facebook feed.

  • KT August 26, 2023 (8:11 pm)

    Sad no police showed up, but he was walking around naked for an hour and people stayed there to observe that?  I would have grabbed my kids and gotten the heck out of there very fast!

    • alkiannie August 26, 2023 (10:22 pm)

      I agree. People have gotten so used to the higher level of crazy that they no longer react to it. If someone is crazy enough to walk around a playground naked, they are crazy enough to hurt other people. I would also have left quickly and am concerned about the parents that didn’t. 

      • MW August 27, 2023 (8:25 am)

        Good thinking! It’s tough being a parent! Everyone’s learning as they go. Here’s what helps me when encountering “crazy”. Replace that with the word reasonable…is this person who is a possible threat or is engaging with me acting reasonable? (I dont care who it is, doesn’t even need to be a stranger) No? I’m out! 

  • Freya August 26, 2023 (8:12 pm)

    I saw him as I was going to Target. He proceeded to walk all through that mall area. I too contacted the police, and received the same text as above, that they couldn’t find him. Can’t imagine it was hard to find a naked dude in broad daylight. No doubt Target’s cameras caught him as well. Seriously, the only thing he was wearing were shoes.

  • Over… and out. August 26, 2023 (8:17 pm)

    Looks like our current Mayor, along with many who have come before him, turned out to be ‘All hat and no cattle’.

  • John August 26, 2023 (8:23 pm)

    Any suspect description?

    • WSB August 26, 2023 (8:28 pm)

      See my comment upthread.

    • Freya August 26, 2023 (8:47 pm)

      I saw him and called it in (I’m not the one that reported it here). I saw him a few times in the span of about 10 minutes. Black male, maybe in his 30s, average height, thin to medium build. Wearing nothing but sandals. So many people saw him. I’m pretty sure I saw the security guard at Ross call it in as well.

  • Odd son August 26, 2023 (8:34 pm)

    Leadership failures over the past ten years or so.

    • Kt August 27, 2023 (6:25 am)

      This leadership problem started in the 1980s when the Reagan administration defended all of the mental health institutions…

      • J August 27, 2023 (3:30 pm)

        Exactly. (For those not knowing, defending is a typo; they were all defunded.) they were not without problems, but at least seriously ill folks had a place and a chance for professional help. Cops are usually incompetent when dealing with mental health issues. 

        • Rhonda August 28, 2023 (2:10 am)

          J, you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. We law enforcement professionals deal with the mentally ill first-hand EVERY single day of our careers. Few personnel other than those who work in the mental health care field come into contact with mental illness as much as first responders do. We usually contact these individuals when they’re at their worst levels of their illnesses and in crisis. Mental health professionals actually ride along with us at times to study our de-escalation techniques so they can apply them in their practices. 

          • K August 28, 2023 (6:31 am)

            As a family member of one of those mentally ill people the cops have “helped” repeatedly over the years, I agree with J.  

  • TJ August 26, 2023 (8:38 pm)

    On the plus side, at least people could see with their own eyes that he wasn’t carrying a concealed weapon.

    • Freya August 26, 2023 (9:48 pm)

      That’s funny, I nearly laughed when the 911 operator asked me if he had a weapon, after I said he was completely nude. I just said I didn’t think so, since there would be few places to hide it.

  • AR August 26, 2023 (8:52 pm)

    The lack of police response seems odd because when I was at Thriftway this afternoon there was a policeman talking to someone who was panhandling at the entrance to the parking lot and I’m sure he was telling him he had to leave. Even though I suspect the store owners asked for the police to tell the man to leave, in this situation at least he wasn’t threatening anyone with his behavior and the police presence would have been much more valuable at Roxhill Park, imo!

    • WSB August 26, 2023 (9:17 pm)

      What time was that? The only call in the area shown on Tweets By Beat is Fauntleroy/California “check for down person” at 3:31 pm.

      • AR August 26, 2023 (11:13 pm)

        I think that was around the time I saw the policeman talking to the guy at the entrance to the Thriftway parking lot, which was the place where other people have stationed themselves in the past asking for money. Maybe that’s an incorrect assumption, but in any case, there was a police presence there where the man wasn’t bothering anyone.

        • maybe August 27, 2023 (12:15 pm)

          We saw him yesterday around this time and he was slumped in his chair not moving, so perhaps someone called in a medical emergency.  So perhaps your assumption was incorrect and people were just trying to help.

    • Karen B August 26, 2023 (9:56 pm)

      Don’t intend to derail the intent of this overall thread, but do want to explain that something that seems trivial to one person may not be so  trivial to another and may also have a backstory. I’ve experienced interaction with a/the panhandler at Thriftway. I  contacted the store to tell them about my experience and learned that this wasn’t his first time. He not only took it upon himself to call me “stingy” when I turned down his requests for money as I left the store. He recognized me a while later as I walked past the after visiting another Morgan Junction business, came up onto the sidewalk just a few feet from me, looming a foot above me, and he resumed berating me! He could be equally as scary and unhinged as this nude dude. Please, don’t presume!!!

  • Charles Burlingame August 26, 2023 (9:37 pm)

    So many comments here asking for a quicker police response, not one acknowledging police services would do nothing to get this person the help they need. 

    • Bus August 27, 2023 (8:18 am)

      Thank you, Charles.  Took the words out of my mouth.

    • flimflam August 27, 2023 (8:20 am)

      Please, it’s not always about the unhinged person’s needs – there were several children and families that “needed” police there to help stay safe from this guy.

    • wscommuter August 27, 2023 (5:05 pm)

      “The help they need”?  Seriously?  If someone is walking nude in a public park and then a shopping mall – with kids around – the “help needed” is arrest and removal.  Once at the jail, the psych unit (7th floor of the jail) can evaluate him.  At the point where he’s still loose and walking around his needs are secondary to public safety concerns.  I can’t believe eI have to say that out loud.  

    • SlimJim August 28, 2023 (9:42 am)

      Can we all be real for a moment and put our agendas in our pocket? We don’t know whether a police intervention and/or an arrest will lead to a person getting help or not, but that’s rather beside the point, even though it is a worthy goal. It is still a good idea to have enough police to deal with a naked man in a park.

  • Cornelius Sourdough August 26, 2023 (9:47 pm)

    This sounds like the deranged person I saw a few days ago huffing PC cleaner and masturbating at the intersection of SW Henderson and 24th Ave. The guy I saw had a SF 49’s sweatshirt on. Stay safe and vigilant out there! 

    • alkiannie August 27, 2023 (4:05 pm)

      I had to google “huffing PC cleaner” because I had no idea what it meant.  Good heavens. Really. This is all kinds of depressing.

  • Ihhh August 26, 2023 (10:17 pm)

    Very disturbing. Did anyone try to provide him with clothes? 

    • Alki82 August 26, 2023 (10:44 pm)

      I was thinking the same thing! It sounds like this guy just needed some clothes and maybe to be taken to the hospital for evaluation. Why can’t the fire department show up? The state of our broken mental health system is just sad. 

      • whatintheworld August 27, 2023 (4:07 pm)

        Don’t dump this on firefighters. Good heavens. I know firefighters; they aren’t trained to help naked folks with chemical imbalances, nor do they want to. 

    • 1994 August 26, 2023 (11:14 pm)

      Maybe that is why he was unlocatable, he was no longer naked.

  • ThisCommunityHates August 26, 2023 (10:54 pm)

    so a person wasn’t violent and inhabiting public space legally? y’all realize we have protections for nudity?it’s so wild people are out here confidently stating they harassed a person they disliked until they were forced to leave the park they were equally entitled to exist in. and they want to be seen as morally in the right. nah, wishing state sanctioned violence against someone you dislike and feel empowered by the state enough to enact that violence yourself; you are evil folks.

    • Mrs. Myrtle August 27, 2023 (3:04 am)

      AND… we’ve officially normalized this behavior. This comment is more frightening to me that the incident itself. 

    • Canton August 27, 2023 (8:01 am)

      Which laws does Seattle have to protect public nudity?? Could it be RCW 9a.88.010; indecent exposure? We don’t want to see your birthday suit in public, deal with it.

    • MyThruppence August 27, 2023 (8:09 am)

      Pretty sure public indecency laws cover walking around random city parks, public right away, and private property visible to people on adjacent property. Go ahead though and let me know if this isn’t in fact the case. If it isn’t it should be by the way. I have nothing against nudity, nudists, or beaches and parks set aside for those that like to commune in such a way. I do however have something against assuming that just because I am all right with that means that I am all right with what happened at Roxhill Park. Public nudity in undesignated spaces is, and should remain, a crime. Baker Act that fool and let’s see if he does it again after his 72 hour observation. If so, then we know that we have a recidivist. If not, then we know he is capable of behaving civilly although sometimes chooses not too.

    • smint August 27, 2023 (8:42 am)

      No, the person wasn’t “inhabiting public space legally”: RCW 9A.88.010“ThisCommunityHates” makes it pretty clear you have an axe to grind and I guess the law, facts, or reason won’t impact your crusade at all.  Good luck with that.

    • MW August 27, 2023 (8:44 am)

      Broooo…back alll the way up. I could not agree more about our community misguidingly continuing a legacy of commitment to misunderstanding others, especially outsiders. But you’re so off the mark on this one. He was posted up in a restroom where loads of children are. Nobody asked for violence. His presence was no longer legal after removing clothes. I get you though…in this case he was violating others’ rights. Listen, this might sound ridiculous but since this subject fires you up, try to turn into something like being the person that does something about it. Like take the shirt off your back. At least one person didnt go to jail when I walked past him coming out of porta potty in AK junction. He was literally bent over wiping qhere the sun was shining. Clear to me he was so gone as had soray painted his bald head gold. He was not loitering around (and pissibly targetting!!) kids or families like the guy in the park but he was in a highly trafficked area. I was literally 2 minutes to my door and could’ve kept going. I was also wearing shorts under my dress. After assessing the situation for a couple seconds I told him youre gonna go to jail with your ass hanging out but wait here and I’ll give you something. Qas in n out of porta potty within a flash telling him to go back in and put on my white terry cloth shorts, embroidered with the words good vibes. Said it was his birthday. Interaction lasted less than 3 minutes. Please be that person with your hate otherwise it will take you down. 

    • Rick August 27, 2023 (9:18 am)

      Try to have a nice day.

      • ThisCommunityHates August 27, 2023 (10:55 am)

        I have the best of days living in my community not riddled with fear spending my time inside clutching pearls and watching 24/7 cable new programming 😊

    • What?! August 27, 2023 (10:08 am)

      This CommunityHates- I was pondering this morning how we as a community could come together and you provided it! We all just did a collective eye roll to this response. 

    • What?! August 27, 2023 (10:15 am)

      No one is asking for state sanctioned violence. They are simply asking for help with a situation where someone appears, pretty obviously, to be unstable. I’ve witnessed the police respond to these sort of cases a couple times since living here and each time I am impressed with the care and compassion shown.Yes, there are bad police officers everywhere but its not the majority. 

    • Rhonda August 27, 2023 (11:36 am)

      King County Deputy Herzog was murdered by a naked male in public in broad daylight in Newcastle several years ago. The man had been smoking crack and had a mental break down. He was walking around a heavily-trafficked area and there were multiple calls to 911. When Deputy Herzog arrived on-scene, the man attacked Herzog, tackled him, grabbed his holstered service pistol, and shot him several times in the head. He executed the deputy at point-blank range in front of everyone. Naked male in public calls are some of the most dangerous and quickly-escalating calls police respond to.

      • THISCOMMUNITYHATES August 29, 2023 (4:34 pm)

        it’s scary if you’re actually law enforcement (past or present). you had to go back 20 years to find 1 example, and from that paint the broadest of strokes that “naked male in public calls are some of the most dangerous”. how many instances of murdered police officers have been by people in clothes? how many times have naked people been interacted with without there ever being a mention or news cycle? it’s generalizations like this that propagate bias, especially racism, and if LE ever wants the respect they demand they need to shore up these incredibly wrong ideas in their ranks.

    • NorthAdmr August 27, 2023 (12:05 pm)

      Sorry but I have to agree here. Being naked in public is not a crime. Perhaps the story is missing context but I fail to see a crime anywhere here and completely understand why the police didn’t come if this is what was reported.

      • true August 27, 2023 (12:26 pm)

        I am surprised that it’s legal to be naked in Seattle, but I did read that if the behavior is intended to be obscene or cause affront, it’s not legal.  It seems like being naked at a children’s park would fit that bill.  I would’ve felt affronted if I had been there with my two young daughters.  

      • Eric N August 27, 2023 (1:30 pm)

        https://mynorthwest.com/19795/we-ask-police-can-i-be-naked-in-seattle/#:~:text=There%20are%20no%20nudity%20laws,%2C%E2%80%9D%20said%20Sergeant%20Sean%20Whitcomb. “It’s completely different if a person is naked from the waist down at a playground full of children. “You’re doing that to cause a reaction. Not only would it terrify the kids, it’s what we would call a blatant violation of law,” Whitcomb said.”I LOL’d when the example they used in this article was the exact one being discussed here.

  • ClothesForSale August 27, 2023 (3:57 am)

    Really unusual that the police didn’t arrive with all the funding we give them. Oh well, shouldn’t be too hard finding a naked man roaming the streets.

  • Bob August 27, 2023 (6:26 am)

    It is not a crime to be naked in Seattle. If it offends you that is your problem. Shaking and flashing is.

    • Rhonda August 27, 2023 (12:55 pm)

      It’s a crime in Washington State to intentionally parade naked in public in front of children or in an intimidating manner IF only ONE person complains or tells the person to stop the disrobed public display.  If they refuse to cover up, it becomes a crime. If no one complains, no crime is/was committed.

  • Bob August 27, 2023 (6:30 am)

    Would you be offended if I were showering naked on alki. Not illegal but someone would call the police.

    • UgoLord2.0 August 27, 2023 (4:45 pm)

      It is illegal in Wa. State to be naked OUTSIDE. It is a misdemeanor and an added charge  for EACH child under the age of 14. 

  • Sal August 27, 2023 (6:37 am)

    So here’s a question: What do Costa and Saka each have to say about this situation?These kinds of incidents (and of course those more violent), over and over for years, to me are the worst part of living here. 

  • Frog August 27, 2023 (7:09 am)

    Nudity is not illegal in Seattle.  As I understand, it’s illegal to be exposed in a way that’s intended to bother or intimidate other people, but it’s a vague standard.  The presence of children does not by itself make nudity illegal in this city.  I am guessing police ignore this type of incident not because they are short-staffed or whatever, but because they have no clear basis to do anything.  If they show up, and find a spaced-out naked guy wandering quietly, aimlessly around a park, then what?

  • Seattlite August 27, 2023 (7:55 am)

    Seattle’s police officers do the best they can in serving the WS community during the ongoing police officer shortage.  Moms, dads, babysitters all need to be extremely vigilant of their surroundings during these strange, worrisome times. 

  • tim August 27, 2023 (9:06 am)

    Maybe this guy was acting weird, I don’t know. Anyone remember when streaking was funny?

    • We August 27, 2023 (10:34 am)

      It’s funny cuz you’re running around naked, not sitting at the local park watching the children play naked 

  • flauntyleroy August 27, 2023 (9:31 am)

    You all do realize you can be naked in Seattle, right? Or was that only white folks? white folks on bikes riding through the city or near kids in Seattle Center but not this Black person in his neighborhood. And yes…HIS neighborhood too. 

    • Jay August 28, 2023 (1:33 am)

      That’s a planned event, totally different than a single man exposing his penis at a playground.

  • MG August 27, 2023 (10:14 am)

    Time for West Seattle to secede from the city of Seattle?  Form and fund our own WSPD police force through our own local taxes.  Maybe even our own road maintenance team.  Lease back services that are logistically/financially unfeasible (Fire, Garbage, etc).  Initiate a petition/vote to include unincorporated parts of West Seattle that ‘feel’ like WS but technically aren’t.   I’m sure there’d be lots of hurdles and counter arguments, but it often feels like our great WS community is on the short end when it comes to ensuring the safety and security of our residents.  And taking matters into our own hands might be a better course of action.

    • WestSeattleBadTakes August 27, 2023 (10:58 am)

      This is good, get all the bad ideas out of your system now. 

    • ThisCommunityHates August 27, 2023 (11:03 am)

      how much tax revenue do you think WS generates? you realize there’s no industry or large tourist draws relative to Seattle? just because you’ve secured a retirement account and live in a multimillion dollar house you bought 40 years ago for below market rate doesn’t mean there’s even close to enough wealth here to operate independently especially with current taxation. y’all are literally screaming till you’re blue when there’s an increase in property taxes. make no mistake, while you’ve been more interested in financial protecting you and your own, your community was pilfered by corporate interests you chose to ignore. the head on your shoulders to think secession is remotely a solution and that WS isn’t dependent on the Seattle municipality 🤣

      • SlimJim August 28, 2023 (9:52 am)

        If you bought your house cheap, good job. You wouldn’t buy for less if you could?P.S. If all you see is hate in your community maybe that’s all you’re primed to look for. 

  • Alki resident August 27, 2023 (3:57 pm)

    Has everyone quickly forgotten the sex offender who grabbed a child and dragged him into the bathroom at the Highland Park spray park just a month ago? The children need to be protected from these people but it seems half of you are more concerned about gathering clothes for the guy. Hard to say where he came from right before the park and if he just committed a crime. But I’m blown away that nothing was done about this and the guy eventually was able to wander off to god knows where. 

    • Jethro Marx August 28, 2023 (12:00 am)

      That sounds like a completely different situation, the way you describe it. I did not hear anyone say that this person was in any way violent or threatening. But it is tempting to let one’s imagination run wild with unbased fear, isn’t it? It’s really weird how scared people are of nakedness. But then, it’s parents that teach their children fear and shame, isn’t it? Often that is taught in ways that are more damaging, long-term, than seeing a naked body, I think. That’s not to say I like to hang out at the park with my kids while apparently high and naked dudes wander around, but pretending the kids there were in danger of being assaulted is just the typical fearful and overwrought response to living in a city that has drug addicts. I wonder, which city in the USA is completely compromised of residents who are drug-free and always fully-clothed?

      • SlimJim August 28, 2023 (9:54 am)

        Keep lowering that bar Jethro. This game of societal limbo is getting mighty tough….

        • Jethro Marx August 28, 2023 (11:27 am)

          You’re purposely misinterpreting what I said to make a vague point, I guess about the good old days when people weren’t prone to addiction and mental illness. I’m clearly not saying there’s nothing wrong here; I am saying that we cannot even talk about how to address this naked high guy at the playground if we pretend he’s a predator trying to assault children. The two do not require the same solution. But if high drama and pretending these problems are unique to Seattle is one’s cup of tea, the bar for societal discussion is lowered indeed, what? 

  • wscommuter August 27, 2023 (5:16 pm)

    Trying to wrap my head around the numerous commenters here who are okay with this guy’s behavior.  Perhaps/probably he has mental health needs – please do get him treatment.  But those who are talking about “its okay/legal to be nude” in the face of the facts here – I can only guess at what makes people so oblivious to the obvious risk presented.  Indecent exposure – as in hanging around a public restroom where kids are present – is, in fact, a crime.  

  • momosmom August 28, 2023 (7:02 am)

    Hypothetical question here… I’m sure there’d be still all these comments because thats what  most people  like to do, but would they be in the same context  if this person “naked” in the park were a woman? Would bystanders be less reluctant to  assist to help?

  • audifans August 28, 2023 (10:36 am)

    (b) Indecent exposure is a gross misdemeanor on the first offense if the person exposes himself or herself to a person under the age of fourteen years.Pretty clearly stated

    • PearlClutching August 28, 2023 (3:06 pm)

      better loop in the police to the solstice bike ride and pride parades to start cracking down there! children around nudity, oh my

      😵‍💫

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