Cop Watch

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Cop Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Himself

OCEAN CITY, Md. -- Police arrested a New Jersey police officer on an indecent exposure charge after people complained the man was standing naked in front of his hotel room window.

Edison, N.J., police officer David Salardino, 32, and a friend, Brian J. Rossmeyer, were arrested about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Several people had complained that two nude men were visible through the window of their room at the 112th Street Comfort Inn. The hotel's night manager told police that when he went outside of the building and looked up, "he was able to clearly see full frontal nudity as Salardino stood fully exposed in front of the hotel room window," according to a police report.

"Salardino was attempting to 'show off' by flexing as he stood naked in front of the window in order to attract the attention of the people on the sidewalk in front of the hotel," the report said.

Witnesses told police they also saw Rossmeyer expose himself for a brief period of time.

When officers went to the room, Salardino identified himself as a police officer and denied the accusations. After police told him about the several witnesses they had talked to, "he apologized and said he took full responsibility for what happened ... he never actually admitted to exposing himself," the report said.