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By Pat Andrews
posted Nov 1, 2013 - 11:52:34am
Sheriff's Office: Trick-or-treaters get rude trick from exposed man
Some Deltona children got a trick they didn't expect when they went trick-or-treating on Halloween, Oct. 31. A deputy got the same surprise.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reported that when 63-year-old John Vowels answered the door to two trick-or-treaters, he was wearing an open robe that exposed his genitals.
The two children, brothers ages 12 and 14, told deputies that some other children pointed out Vowels’ house and "told the brothers to be careful, because there was a naked man there," but the boys didn't believe them, Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson said.
The boys found out differently when they went there, Davidson added.
When they got home, the boys told their father what happened. The father reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office, the report states.
When the deputy arrived at Vowels' home to investigate, the deputy looked through a window and saw the naked Vowels sitting on a couch, the report states.
"When he came to the door, Vowels was wearing a white bathrobe and his genitals were exposed," Davidson said.
The deputy smelled alcohol on Vowels’ breath. Vowels’ speech was slurred, Davidson added.
The deputy said Vowels acknowledged that he may have answered the door to trick-or-treating children in his robe, and that he offered them money, because he didn't have any Halloween candy.
Vowels was booked at the Volusia County Branch Jail on two counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition.
The Branch Jail reported he was released Nov. 1 after posting $5,000 bond.
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