A Clermont man was arrested Monday afternoon after claiming that he was dared to “take all of his clothes off in a public area” by a friend via the popular social media app, Snapchat.
Lake County deputies were dispatched to an apartment complex on Nelson Park Drive shortly after 4 p.m. after receiving calls about a man standing nude in the bushes at the complex.
Upon arrival, witnesses told deputies they saw the man standing completely naked with his penis exposed standing in some bushes along Glenbrook Drive as they were riding in their vehicle.
The victims told deputies they were riding in the vehicle with a juvenile passenger when they noticed the man, later identified as 20-year-old Ivan Butcher, standing naked in the bushes.
The driver of the vehicle told deputies he stopped the vehicle and got out to confront Butcher at which time Butcher put his clothes back on and took off running.
The driver then took out his cell phone and recorded video footage as Butcher fled the area and jumped through more bushes behind the apartment complex.
A member of the complex’s management office was able to help identify Butcher and lead deputies to his apartment.
Upon questioning, Butcher told deputies that he had stood there naked because a friend on Snapchat dared him to get completely naked in a public place.
Butcher stated that once he saw the victims’ vehicle, he fled the area to avoid getting into trouble.
Butcher was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition with a juvenile victim.
He was transported to the Lake County Jail where he was later released after posting a $10,000 bail.