Ocean City Today

Judge issues jail time for man in downtown defecation case

By Katie Tabeling | Oct 05, 2017

(Oct. 6, 2017) A man accused of exposing himself and throwing his own feces at people in August pleaded guilty to indecent exposure on Monday morning in Ocean City District Court.

Kyle Frederick Smith, 23, of Port Royal, Pennsylvania was also charged with disorderly conduct. His attorney and Assistant State’s Attorney Brittani Roksiewicz reached an agreement that Smith would plead guilty to the more serious charges.

Smith was arrested by Ocean City Police on Aug. 11 after he allegedly was standing at the intersection of Fifth Street and Baltimore Avenue wearing only his boxers around 1:54. a.m.

According to the state’s attorney’s statement of facts, Smith yelled “hit me up” at three men who were walking on the street and he pulled his boxers down to his ankles.

“He then thrust his hips in a forward motion and shouted ‘hit me up Jesus,’ Roksiewicz said. “After he was arrested, witnesses came forwarded and reported that he urinated on cars and threw his own feces at people.”

Indecent exposure carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail. Smith’s attorney, John Adams, argued for leniency since his client admitted he was not in his right mind. Smith also has no prior criminal record.

“This is a young man who came here to have some beers with a friend and the next thing they knew, someone at the bar kept buying them shots,” Adams said. “He woke up in jail with no idea what happened and he’s embarrassed by this.”

Smith did not add any additional comments. Judge Patrick Cavanaugh did have words for Smith before he issued the sentence.

“This has to be the worst indecent exposure case I’ve ever heard of,” he said.

Cavanaugh ordered Smith pay a $500 fine, not including court costs and sentenced him to five months in jail.

Smith has filed an appeal in his case and was released on a bond.

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