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'San Marco Streaker' back on streets

40-year-old Jacksonville man arrested 6 times for indecent exposure

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who had been seen around San Marco naked in broad daylight so often he was nicknamed the San Marco Streaker was arrested Thursday evening. 

John Robison, 40, was arrested at his Westside home and charged with exposing his sexual organs in a vulgar or indecent manner. News4Jax learned it's at least his sixth arrest on the same charge since 2011 and second in the past week.

One of the most recent sightings was in the church parking lot behind Pizza Palace and Beach Diner in San Marco Square. Others sightings were near Baptist Medical Center. In each case, witnesses told investigators that a man was standing naked, in some cases touching himself inappropriately.

"I turn and look out the window and this guy ... he turns around and starts walking back away from the direction he was coming and he was naked," said one woman who saw him outside her office window. "Fortunately I didn't see a whole lot, but we did get the backside of him."

The woman, who does not want her name used, said the initial shock made her laugh, but then she found it traumatizing.

"You're not at the stadium where the guy runs out onto the field naked and the police can capture him," she said. "He literally had parked in the back of our building, got out naked, walked up the side of our building, looked in our windows, saw us see him, then walked back to his car and drove off naked. I mean, you start to settle down and realize this could've been a dangerous situation."

Earlier in the day, Robison pleaded not guilty to the same charge from an arrest last Saturday. Court records show numerous arrests on exposure charges since 2011. In one case, Robison told an officer “he couldn’t help himself, and he had to get naked for women.”

"I'm glad he's caught, but like I told you, he can't stay in jail forever," the witness told News4Jax. "Hopefully, he'll keep his clothes on when he gets out."

Robison posted $15,000 bond and was released just after 5 p.m. Friday.