1991Sarasota County Sheriff's Department booking mug of Paul Reubens, aka PeeWee Herman. Backstory 1991: Paul Reubens was 38 years old and wildly successful due to his creation/alter ego "Pee-Wee Herman." He had a childrens' television show, plus the movie Pee Wee's Big Adventure. On July 26, 1991, while visiting relatives in Sarasota, Florida, Reubens was arrested along with three other men in Sarasota, Florida, for masturbating publicly in an adult theater, the XXX Adult Movie and Video Club. Detectives would periodically visit pornographic theatres and observe the audience, arresting those engaged in indecent exposure. A local reporter recognized the name on the police blotter the next morning, and within 48 hours, Pee-Wee's arrest became a national media frenzy. CBS stopped airing Playhouse and Disney-MGM Studios suspended from its studio tour a video that showed Pee-wee explaining how voice-over tracks were made and Toys-R-Us removed Pee-wee dolls from its stores...On August 9th, he had a court appearance and was released on a $219 bond. He could have faced as much as 60 days in jail, and a $500 fine. Four months later he pleaded "no contest" to the charge of indecent exposure, paid a $50.00 fine and was ordered to perform 70 hours of community service...Two years after the fact, a Florida judge erased the incident from Reubens' permanent record. His career has since resumed...CONTACT Carla Hotvedt at SILVER IMAGE Photo Agency and Weddings 352.373-5771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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