LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — A registered sex offender caught allegedly masturbating in a public park claimed he only dropped his pants because he’d been frightened by a groundhog.
Louisville Metro Police say Robert McCoy had been spotted jerking off in the bushes in Lannan Memorial Park in Thursday while following kids around and watching them play.
When cops approached McCoy, they say he sped off on a moped. They later caught up with him and he claimed he had simply been urinating in the bushes when a groundhog jumped out and startled him, causing him to drop his pants around his ankles and expose himself to the victim.
McCoy had previously been convicted of attempting to rape a 9-year-old and is a registered sex offender.
He has been charged with sexual abuse and violating his parole was held on $15,000 bond.