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Clearwater Police arrest man for a disturbing public act involving an opossum

On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Clearwater Police arrested a 45-year-old homeless man, Robert Wilcox, near the intersection of Belcher Road and Willow Tree Trail. Wilcox faces charges related to an incident involving exposure and indecent behavior.

At approximately 5:23 pm, Officer Frost of the Clearwater Police Department observed Wilcox near the location as mentioned above. Specifically, Wilcox was witnessed defecating on a deceased opossum with his pants lowered and his anal region exposed. This act occurred in full view of the motoring public during busy traffic hours.

Following the observation, Wilcox was taken into custody, and after being read his Miranda rights, he denied the allegations, claiming that the officer “doesn’t see straight.” Physical evidence at the scene supported the allegations made by Officer Frost.

Robert Wilcox was subsequently booked into the Pinellas County jail, where he will await further legal proceedings related to the charges of “Exposure of Sexual Organs,” a 1st-degree Misdemeanor.

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