In a recent incident that has raised eyebrows in the community, a Pahrump man is facing an indecent exposure charge after he allegedly removed all of his clothes during a stroll through Petrack Park late last month. The incident, which took place on October 26, has highlighted concerns about indecent exposure occurrences in the park.

According to a Nye County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were dispatched to the park’s arena area following several reports of a naked man just before 3:30 p.m. on the fateful day. The suspect, identified as Darrin Kirk, was reportedly “acting erratic and unusual” while following an 18-year-old and a 9-year-old who were at the park.

The situation escalated as both the adult and the juvenile attempted to get away from Kirk, but he persistently followed them. Fearing for their safety, they called another individual who came to pick them up. Deputies Aaron Ford and Cory Buendicho arrived at the park to assist and eventually located Kirk, who was found completely naked. Nearby, Deputy Ford also found some clothing belonging to Kirk.

Following their initial investigation, deputies concluded that Kirk had willfully and unlawfully exposed himself in the presence of a child under the age of 18, which is in violation of Nevada Revised Statute 201.220c. As a result, Kirk was taken into custody and transported to the Nye County Detention Center, where he was booked on an alleged indecent exposure charge.

This incident has brought to light the issue of indecent exposure at Petrack Park, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of ensuring the safety and security of public spaces. Local authorities are urging residents and park-goers to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or inappropriate behavior to the authorities promptly. While Petrack Park is a beloved community space, incidents like this one underscore the need for ongoing efforts to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all visitors.