Las Vegas local sportscaster Randy Howe is in some trouble after a Tuesday morning incident at a bar. The cops and the bar are alleging that Randy was jerking it while at a slot machine and even allegedly walked to the bathroom with his dong hanging out of his pants. Randy says this is all a misunderstanding and that he had a bad rash he was taking care of.
Randy says it was an itch. Now we have ourselves a he said/they said. It sounds like the court system will have to depend on video surveillance of this one.
A video surveillance system caught the alleged incident, police said. Howe was jailed on one count each of indecent exposure and open gross lewdness, police said. Howe, who covers sports for KSNV News 3, bailed out of jail Tuesday, an online search of inmate records at the City of Las Vegas Detention Center showed.
An employee at the unidentified tavern called police about 9:15 a.m. to report that a patron sitting at a slot machine at the bar had allegedly been masturbating, according to the report. A worker told responding officers they noticed the patron display “strange behavior,” which included walking to the bathroom with his penis outside his pants, police said.
Surveillance video reviewed by police showed the patron unzip his pants and fondle himself, according to the report.
It should be noted that the report states Randy was drinking an energy drink. Not sure if that causes a rash, but he might want to talk to his doctor about the possibility. Might be a strong defense here.
For the last 18 years, Randy has had the pleasure of covering less publicized sporting events and stories ranging from “Cole Slaw Wrestling” at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally during his stay in Rapid City, South Dakota to snowmobile racing (winter and summer- yes it’s weird they’re called Sled Freaks) while working in Minnesota.
I’ll predict there’s going to be a medication defense.