A Las Vegas TV sportscaster arrested Tuesday morning is accused of exposing himself and masturbating at a North Las Vegas bar, according to a police report.
When confronted by North Las Vegas Police, Randall William Howe, who uses the on-air name Randy Howe, denied the allegations, saying he was “itching terribly” and was scratching himself, according to the arrest report.
A video surveillance system caught the alleged incident, police said. Howe was jailed on one count each of indecent exposure and open gross lewdness, police said.
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.
An employee at the unidentified tavern 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 told responding officers they noticed the patron display “strange behavior,” which included walking to the bathroom with his penis outside his pants, police said.
Surveillance video reviewed by police showed the patron unzip his pants and fondle himself, according to the report.
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,” according to the report.
Howe had been sipping on an energy drink and was not drinking alcohol, the report said.
Reached by phone Tuesday night, the TV station declined to comment.