Man faces indecency, other charges in LA Fitness incident
A man was arrested after police said he was touching himself in a sauna at a Gresham fitness center, took pictures and assaulted a half-naked man before biting the gym's manager, KOIN 6 News reported.
The victim told Gresham police he was in the sauna at the LA Fitness, 779 N.W. Council Drive, with the suspect, Randall King, on Thursday, June 27.
The victim said King "stared him in the eyes" and started to masturbate, according to a probable cause document,
The victim reported that King, 30, stopped and apologized, and then left the sauna after he told him to stop.
However, the victim told police King returned several minutes later, the KOIN story said.
The victim reported King to the front desk and asked staff to remove him.
The probable cause states that King started taking pictures of the victim, who was only wearing underwear at the time.
The victim told police he slapped the phone out of King's hand and handed it to the manager.
King then picked up his large, stainless steel water bottle and hit the victim in the head, the document said.
He then allegedly turned to the manager, who was on the phone with police, and bit him on the back of the hand in order to get his phone back. He then left the area.
The responding officers said they arrived at the fitness center shortly after the incident and saw King walking down the street.
The probable cause document states the officers approached King and tried to take him into custody when he kicked one of the officers. He continued to resist arrest even after he was handcuffed.
Eventually, King was taken into custody, and now faces several charges, including public indecency, second-degree attempted assault, unlawful use of a weapon, attempted assault of a public safety officer and fourth-degree attempted assault, fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest.
King has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement dating back to 1996, court record show.
King's next court appearance is Tuesday, July 9.
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