A 21-year-old man from Eden faces charges after he exposed himself at a popular food and drink establishment in Ocean City and made claims that he faked being passed out to get out of jail.
Conner Glenn Ains of Eden was arrested by Ocean City Police at 2:11 a.m. on July 20 near a midtown restaurant and charged with indecent exposure.
Police said Ains was seen lying nude and face down in the sand behind the restaurant. A bartender at the establishment told police that Ains was in the water and refused to get out when asked.
The bartender also told police that Ains appeared very intoxicated, and he was concerned that he could drown in the bay. So, the bartender went into the water and pulled Ains out and onto the beach, police said.
When the officer approached the naked Ains on the beach, he got up and jumped back into the water and swam away. As a result, the bartender went back into the water after Ains, and after refusing help for two minutes, he swam even further out. Once Ains was able to calm down, he briefly took a knee in the bay before standing up and “intentionally” exposing himself to officers and employees, according to police.
The bartender threw his shorts to the naked man so he would stop exposing himself, which Ains put on and walked out of the water. He was then taken to police headquarters for booking.
A short time after being taken to booking, Ains was found lying on the ground of his cell in an unresponsive state. Paramedics responded to scene and made the decision to take Ains to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. After leaving the building in an ambulance, Ains woke up, paramedics told police.
“Ains stated he had acted like he had passed out so he could get out of his jail cell and call his lawyer,” the paramedics said in the police report.
As a result, Ains was also charged with making a false alarm for an ambulance.
He was released on his own recognizance and is expected to be in court in Ocean City on Oct. 22 at 9 a.m.