Police find man ‘lying down and pleasuring himself with pickle outside house’

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A man was arrested after police spotted him allegedly pleasuring himself with a pickle while on private premises.

Officers were responding to a report of a suspicious person when they spotted a man lying flat on his back in front of a townhouse in Tampa Bay, Florida, the US.

Police claim 47-year-old Eric Detiege wasn't wearing trousers or underwear, The Smoking Gun reports.

Officers claim to have seen the man holding his penis in one hand and “a large uneaten pickle in his other hand" as he made attempts to pleasure himself.

The officer's arrest report said: "I was dispatched to a suspicious person while circulating the area I observed the defendant at private premises on Cutlass Way.

"I observed the defendant lying flat on his back, no pants or undergarments on his bottom half. Eric had his penis in one hand and a large uneaten pickle in the other.

"Eric was using the pickle to penetrate his rectum while masturbating."

Detiege was arrested on March 14 for a misdemeanour exposure of sexual organs charge.

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Exposure to sexual organs is a first-degree misdemeanour that can result in up to one year in jail, one year of probation, and up to $1,000 [£723] in fines in the US.

He is currently being held in the Pinellas County jail in lieu of $150 [£108] bond.

Detiege, whose address is listed as the Flying Cloud Mobile Home Park in Tampa, has prior convictions for theft, disorderly conduct, resisting police, and criminal mischief..

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Jail records note that Detiege has “Only God can judge me” tattooed on his arm.

There is no indication in court records that the pickle was seized as evidence.

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