Is this guy a predator on the prowl, or am I over-reacting to Naked Yoga Guy at the playground?
posted by dejah420 to Society & Culture (58 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
So, hivemind...give to me your opinions on this.
Boy and I went to a playground today. Dozens of children. A handful of parents scattered around, but mostly kids age Toddler to 4th grade. Suddenly, this lone guy (sans children) pulls up to the playground, attaches some bizarre harness thing to one of the structures, strips down to some micro-briefs, and then starts using said harness thing to stretch.
Ok...kinda weird, but not close to the kids, more over by where parents sit...so, while my internal Momma Bear alarm went off, I didn't feel the need to say anything.
Then...then...THEN...he goes into the middle of the playground, in the center of a group of very young little girls, and commandeers the parallel bars and starts doing exercises whereby his microbriefs gave evidence that he was not Jewish...if you know what I mean, and I think you do. Then, while some little girls were trying to play on the monkey bars, he hoists himself up in the center and starts doing pull ups, then alternating between pushups on the ground, and pull ups on the bars.
All of the moms just froze, and for some unknown reason, everyone looked at me...like because I'm the chick in black, I'm supposed to do something about Naked Yoga Guy. But frankly, I didn't want to get Naked Yoga Guy all over me, and there were two burly city workers just the other side of the park, so I walked over to them and pointed out Naked Yoga Guy, doing pull ups that put his groin at the head level of little kids, and they went and shooed him away from the actual playground, but then he went and hung in his harness for a while...then oddly enough went and got an electric guitar...(there's no power at the playground) and started to play his guitar...while hanging in his harness and wearing micro-briefs.
After a while, Boy and I left, and wandered across the street to a barber shop so Boy could get a high&tight, and when we came out, Naked Yoga Guy was still at the park, only now he was talking to a bunch of little girls that he had gotten off the playground and near his car. (These were kids with Down's Syndrome that were on a field trip from the facility where they go to after-school care. The youngest was about 3, the oldest about 7.)
So, I went over to the caregivers of the field trip, and pointed out that the guy was over there, and that his car was very close to where he and said children were, and were not close to said caregivers. They didn't seem concerned, but I was, so I shooed the girls back on to the playground. I gave NYG the "WTF?" look and said "Dude, put your clothes on." and walked away.
In talking to another parent, she said he had just started showing up a day or two ago, and they thought it was weird. I got pictures of him via surreptitious cell phone, because I thought it was beyond weird, right into dangerous. (But then I have hair-triggers for child molestation.)
Does anyone else think this is something I should drop by the cop shop and mention, or am I over-reacting here?