MIAMI (CBS4) – The drug that made headlines after the causeway cannibal case is back in the news again.
This time, North Miami Beach Police said a man believed to be on bath salts stripped nearly naked at a childrens playground and threatened a three-year-old girl with sexual advances.
Police said surviellance video shows Shane Shuyler stripping in the tot lot and then going very close to a three-year-old girl.
The girl’s mother told police that she and her daughter had entered the park at 20th Avenue and NE 168th street and were headed to the tot lot when they saw Schuyler lying on a park bench. The woman said the man was completely naked and his genitals were exposed.
She told police she tried to walk past the man, but said he stood up, exposed his genitals to the girl.
The police report said he told the child, “Come here little girl, I want to stick it in you.”
The woman fled her with daughter. The man never got close to them.
The bizarre incident unfolded in the tot lot that is located literally in the back yard of the North Miami Beach Police Department. Police arrested Shuyler and a detective in court said his behavior could be explained through a drug called bath salts.
“In his wallet was what appears to be bath salts,” said the detective. “Upon talking to him, he made some statements to me which led me to believe that he was cooling off in the fountain by the tot lot because he was hot; which is consistent with ingesting bath salts.”
Mothers bringing their children to the park Monday were alarmed to learn about the story.
“Its so scary, its very scary,“ said Glorida Moutran, a mother of two young kids. “You would expect that it would be safe especially here like we said its next to a police station you would expect it would be safe.”