Jays' Reese McGuire allegedly caught masturbating in SUV parked outside Florida dollar store
This probably isn't how the Blue Jays brass envisioned the start of spring training.
New details have emerged after Reese McGuire, a Toronto Blue Jays catcher, was arrested last week exposure of .sexual organs in Florida
A witness allegedly caught McGuire masturbating to porn while inside a white Mercedes SUV in the parking lot of a Florida Dollar Tree on Feb. 7, the Daily Mail reports.
The witness allegedly called the police after exiting her vehicle and seeing "the driver of the Mercedes had his pants fully down and was stroking his penis," according to an incident report obtained by the Mail.
"The vehicle had perfectly clear tint and was occupied by a tall white male subject," the report reads. "As I approached the vehicle ... I could clearly observe the male subject was naked from the waist down."
"The subject's shirttail was barely covering his genitals and his sweatpants were around his ankles," the report continues.
McGuire was identified by his Washington driver's licence and when officers approached the 24-year-old, he "hastily" attempted to pull his pants up.
McGuire supposedly apologized profusely and repeatedly to the officers, not denying anything, police said. McGuire was then instructed to clothe his lower half and exit the vehicle.
"Reese was still struggling to get his sweatpants on correctly and I could observe he currently had an erection which was very apparent," the report continues. "I detained Reese in handcuffs and placed him in the rear of my cruiser."
A Police spokesperson told the Mail there are video and audio recordings from the alleged incident but that they cannot currently be released until the discovery portion of the court procedure.
According to the report, officers asked McGuire why he was pantless to which he replied: "I really shouldn't have been doing that."
An officer then asked McGuire "why he chose to masturbate in a visible area with people around," the report reads. McGuire responded, saying he "wasn't trying to be seen."
The officer pointed out that he should have known people would see him given "he was in a vehicle with no tint, and parked in the busiest portion of the parking lot, surrounded by cars on all sides and masturbating at 2 p.m. on a Friday afternoon," the report states.
As to how McGuire ended up in the parking lot of a Dollar Tree, McGuire couldn't give a specific answer, saying he was "hanging out" after lunch. "Reese stated he did not know, it just seemed like a good place."
Police also found the porn video McGuire allegedly had been masturbating to after he unlocked his phone for the officers.
In a statement, the Blue Jays organization stated they are aware of the situation and "are working to gather more information" and won't comment further on the incident.
The Blue Jays catcher is due in court March 16.