FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Florida man is accused of sitting naked in a chair outside an apartment complex, authorities said.
Irving Edward Howard, 71, of Fort Myers, also known as “Babycakes,” was arrested by the Fort Myers Police Department on Thursday. He was charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior toward a child 16 or younger, one count of indecent exposure and one count of disorderly intoxication, according to Lee County online booking records.
According to police, Howard was sitting nude in the chair while children were in the area, WBBH reported.
This is not the first time Howard has been arrested. According to a 2019 investigation by WBBH, taxpayers had spent $300,000 for Howard to spend more than 6,000 nights in jail.
In April 2019, Howard was arrested for showing up naked at an area hospital, the television station reported.
From April 2019 through August 2019, Howard spent 134 nights in jail, WBBH reported.
According to Lee County booking records, Howard has been arrested 12 times since August 2019, including two times for indecent exposure and three times for trespassing. Howard’s record of arrests in Lee County stretch back to 1988, according to booking records.
Howard remains in the Lee County Jail, according to booking records. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 12.
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