Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire suffered through a humiliating arrest on February 7th as authorities bagged him bopping his bologna inside his white Mercedes SUV outside of a strip mall in Dunedin, Florida.
The incident took place in the Dollar Tree parking lot within close proximity to the team’s spring training facility.
The 25-year-old former first-round draft pick pleaded no contest and was fined $450 after initially being charged with exposure of sexual organs, a first-degree misdemeanor which is punishable by up to one year in jail and carries fines up to $1,000, the New York Post reports.
Video obtained by TMZ depicts what went down that day, with a repeatedly apologetic Reese telling police he checked to make sure “no one was looking,” but “realized what an idiot, what a dumb place to be” when officers approached his vehicle after a bystander phoned in.
“If you’re down at an apartment next to the stadium, why would you come to a parking lot just to masturbate,” a police officer is heard asking McGuire in the video.
McGuire responded, “I don’t know… I just decided to park.
“I realized that I made a mistake, having my pants down, doing what I was doing,” he added. “I really am apologetic. And I know I shouldn’t have been doing this.”
Hopefully this won’t be too big of a stain on McGuire’s legacy and the Twitter barbs will eventually fade away. But that day is not today.
Reese McGuire should hit a ton of homers for the Jays this season.
Mostly solo, I suspect.
— Stu Jeffries (@stujeffries) August 2, 2020
MLB Catcher Reese McGuire was caught masturbating in public
I knew he didn't play for the Mariners
Because the Mariners never beat anything
— NarNar (@NarinVann) August 4, 2020
— Michael Martin (@LukkyTh13Teen) August 2, 2020