Completely Naked Man Ran at 3-Year-Old Girl at Playground: Mother

Meline Matute said she and her daughter ran away

By Willard Shepard
|  Friday, Jun 8, 2012  |  Updated 10:10 PM EDT
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Shane Shuyler, 40, was arrested on three counts of lewd or lascivious exhibition on a child and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child after he approached Meline Matute's 3-year-old girl at a playground. Matute recounts what happened.

Shane Shuyler, 40, was arrested on three counts of lewd or lascivious exhibition on a child and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child after he approached Meline Matute's 3-year-old girl at a playground. Matute recounts what happened.

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Meline Matute said that at first she couldn’t believe what she was seeing and hearing – a completely naked man emerging from equipment at a North Miami Beach playground and exposing his genitals to her 3-year-old daughter.

He started running toward them, she said.

“He started saying to my little daughter, ‘Hi pretty girl, hi pretty girl,” and made a sexual reference, Matute said.

“I got scared because he went direct to my little girl, and then I start running,” she recalled.

They ran back to their home, and once there, the mother saw the man going by on a bicycle. A neighbor recognized him and police tracked him down, arresting Shane Shuyler, 40, and charging him with three counts of lewd or lascivious exhibition on a child and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child, according to Miami-Dade Corrections online records.

He was booked Thursday and is being held on $15,000 bond, according to Miami-Dade Corrections.

Matute said police indicated to her that Shuyler might have been on some type of bath salts, a synthetic drug that has been getting a lot of attention lately.

Matute’s experience has had quite an impact on her daughter.

“My little girl now, she’s really scared to come here,” she said.

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