A man was arrested Wednesday after a woman reported he flashed her near the Naples Pier.
The Naples Police Department said Juan Carlobos, 45, who has a Texas address, was arrested along Gordon Drive after officers responded to the area of 13th Avenue and the Naples Pier.
The victim told police she arrived at the pier around 9 a.m. and greeted Carlobos as she walked by, but he didn’t respond. She went on a walk and returned, where she saw him again and said hello. A little later, their paths crossed again and she said Carlobos began stroking himself as he watched her when she got into her vehicle.
“She stated that she was shocked and continued for (a) second to watch him because she did not think she observed correctly,” the report states.
“It is just mind-blowing to me when I read that this morning,” David Fabrizo said.
“I think it’s terrible,” Pat Adams said. “It’s a horrible thing.”
She drove around the corner as Carlobos got into his own vehicle, and was able to give a description of the vehicle to the police. He was later seen running along Gordon Drive and that’s when police caught up to him.
“I would feel very concerned for their safety and tell them to be with someone at all times,” Fabrizo said. “Especially being a woman nowadays being by yourself, people take advantage.”
While this concerns many trying to enjoy themselves on the pier, people hope they don’t have to hear about something like this happening in their peaceful place again.
“People just have to be aware,” Fabrizo said. “There is crazy people everywhere.”
The victim identified Carlobos as the man she saw. He was arrested and remains in the Collier County Jail, facing a charge of indecent exposure. Court records show he was on probation at the time of his arrest.