An Alabama police chief is accused of fondling himself inside an elevator and masturbating while walking behind teenage girls on a Florida beach.
Billy Maurice Driggers, 44, was arrested Thursday on four counts of disorderly conduct after witnesses and guests told police he was spotted touching himself while watching women on Tuesday at the Aqua Condominium in Panama City Beach, police said.
Driggers, who was not a registered guest at the residence and had no valid reason to be there, was also seen by witnesses placing his hand in his pants and masturbating while on an elevator on at least three separate occasions in front of women and children, police said.
Driggers was accused of masturbating while walking behind teenage girls on the beach and filming or taking photos of the teens as they used outdoor showers. Investigators said they found no instances of Driggers exposing himself, but his actions were determined to be obscene and sexually deviant, leading them to obtain a warrant for the police chief’s arrest.
Detectives later learned that Driggers was the chief of police in Level Plains, Alabama, where he was arrested Thursday at his office. He was taken into custody at the Dale County Jail, where he’s awaiting extradition to Bay County, Florida, police said.
Driggers, of Daleville, Alabama, has since been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of his arrest, city officials announced on Facebook. Another police officer will be appointed to serve as acting police chief in the interim, according to a statement released by Level Plains Mayor Bruce Grantham.
“This incident will not affect current police department services to our citizens and Level Plains has the cooperation and support of the Dale County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama State Troopers during the period,” Grantham said in a statement.
Neighboring police departments will also assist the Level Plains police as part of its mutual support agreement, Grantham said.
Source: Police chief busted for masturbating at beach, inside elevator with women and kids by Joshua Rhett Miller