MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A neighborhood in Myrtle Beach may rest easier knowing their complaints about inappropriate behavior outside their front doors are being addressed.
After receiving reports of lewd behavior in the area, officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department went undercover near 82nd Avenue North to find out what was going on.
Two officers were wearing an audio recording device when they approached the beach access Wednesday and found a middle-aged man sitting on a bench. After striking up a conversation with the man, an elderly man came and sat down beside him.
The conversation lasted about 10 minutes, and per the incident report, nothing sexual was discussed. However, the two men did at some point, remove their genitals from their pants and begin to masturbate in front of the officers.
The undercover officers left the area, and called for a uniformed police officer to make the arrests.
The two men, 49-year-old Kevin Lee Dailey of Cayce and 76-year-old Thomas Emmett Leeper of North Myrtle Beach, were arrested and charged with exposure of private parts in a lewd and lascivious manner.
Leeper is also charged with disorderly conduct.