A Central Islip man was arrested in downtown Montauk on Friday morning, charged by East Hampton Town police with exposing himself.
Charles J. Porter, who was said to be walking along the beach in street clothes with his fly open, was arrested at about 9 a.m. and arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court shortly after.
Mr. Porter, 38, told Justice Steven Tekulsky he was in Montauk “looking for new property to own.” The charge against him is considered a simple violation.
“This is an allegation, but if it does happen to be true, do not do it again,” Justice Tekulsky told him, setting bail at $150, which he posted.
Justice Tekulsky’s warning apparently did not make an impression, according to the police. At about 2:15 that afternoon, Sag Harbor police received a report of “a white male in a blue blazer and blue jeans walking on Long Wharf with his penis hanging out of his pants.”
Arrested for the second time in five hours, Mr. Porter was charged with public lewdness, a misdemeanor. At his arraignment in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court, Justice Andrea Schiavoni set bail at $2,500.
Unable to make bail, Mr. Porter was taken to the county jail in Riverside, where he was being held until his next court appearance.