Florida man arrested after going to playground and yelling out where babies come from
Jail records from the county show that Ryan had also been arrested previously on charges ranging from disorderly conduct, battery, and carrying a concealed weapon
A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly climbed on top of a piece of equipment at a local playground in the city of Clearwater, Pinellas County, and yelled at the children about where babies come from. Shortly thereafter, 30-year-old Otis Dawayne Ryan was apprehended by police and taken into custody.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the incident occurred outside the Clearwater Beach playground in the area of Pier 60. Responding officers said the 30-year-old was first approaching tourists and making inappropriate comments so their male partners would confront him before moving on to his next scheme.
When provoking the tourists failed, Ryan then decided he would address the children in the playground, a vast majority of who were between the ages of four and six. He started yelling out where babies came from but little did he know that an officer was keeping a close eye on him the entire time.
"I watched (Ryan) walk over to the busy playground area and climb to the top of one of the children’s toys that was being occupied by children between the ages of four and six," wrote an officer in his incident report.
"He then started shouting from the top telling the children that babies come out of women — and used a vulgar term in doing so," adding that parents were rushing into the ground to remove their children from the 30-year-old's presence.
Ryan was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct in relation to the incident, but the Tampa Bay Times reported that this was not the 30-year-old's first run-in with the law.
Jail records from the county show that Ryan had also been arrested previously on charges ranging from disorderly conduct, battery, and carrying a concealed weapon.
And just two days before the playground incident, he was arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct after he supposedly began swearing at a street performer while children were present and also tried to dance into the performance. He was released after a day and it is unclear if he was convicted of the crimes.
However, in this most recent case, court records state that the 30-year-old was adjudicated guilty, fined $118, and ordered to stay away from the park before being released once again. Oxygen reported that he was listed as a transient, which means he is most likely to be homeless.