North Las Vegas police arrested News 3 Sportscaster Randall William Howe at North Las Vegas ball for posing himself and masturbating at a North Las Vegas bar, according to a police report.
The newscaster says that he didn’t do it, and the reason he had his stuff out was that he was “itching terribly” and needed to scratch his balls and penis while at the bar.
Unfortunately for him video surveillance system caught the alleged incident where he had his penis in his hand, “scratching it.”
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.
The local news An employe 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 also told police that they had observed Howe exposing his penis while walking to the bathroom. Surveillance video also reportedly showed Howe putting his hands down the front of his pants. Police wrote in the report that Howe had been drinking an energy drink, not alcohol.
Howe insisted he was not masturbating, saying he had a severe rash and was scratching himself, the report said. He said he “probably shouldn’t have been scratching himself at the bar and that it was a bad decision.”
Randy Howe is a sports broadcaster in Las Vegas. He has worked for the NBC affiliate, KSNV-TV, since June 2008, according to his Linkedin page.
The general manager of the TV station, Larry Strumwasser, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “We are obviously very concerned about the seriousness of these charges. We are investigating everything.” He did not comment to the newspaper about whether Howe’s job was in jeopardy.
Under Nevada law, indecent exposure can either be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. A convicted first-time offender can face up to one year behind bars and a $2,000 fine. A repeat offender can be charged with a fourth-degree felony and be sent to prison for four years.