Security footage from the bar in North Las Vegas, just north of the city, captured Randy Howe, sports director of KSNV-TV, sitting in front of a slot machine looking around “as if he was nervous or paranoid that someone was watching,” a police officer wrote in a report.
Authorities responded to a caller around 9:17 a.m. who said Howe’s alleged “lewd behavior” had been going on since 8:30 a.m., the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
When questioned by the officers, Howe allegedly said he was scratching himself because of a bad rash, the Las Vegas Sun reported. An employee reportedly told authorities that Howe hadn’t consumed any alcohol – only energy drinks.
Howe was arrested and charged with open or gross lewdness and indecent exposure, police said. Court records cited by the Review-Journal indicate Howe was bailed out of the Las Vegas Detention Center later on Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.