Here’s a weird one for you.
Frank Scurlock, who is a Democratic New Orleans mayoral candidate, was allegedly caught masturbating during an Uber ride in California. The incident took place earlier this year.
According to The New York Post, A female Uber caught Scurlock allegedly pleasuring himself while giving him a ride. He wasn’t charged until August 31 due to questions related to jurisdiction.
The mayoral candidate, who is known for his slogan “Make New Orleans Fun Again,” is scheduled for arraignment in Los Angeles Criminal Court on October 16. This is two days after the New Orleans mayoral primary.
The driver told the authorities that she was driving — with Scurlock in the car — near Santa Monica when she heard the passenger making noises in the back seat. After pulling over and opening her passenger door, she found Scurlock sitting with his genitals in his hand.
After discovering the mayoral candidate in this compromising position, she ran to a gas station and called the police. Scurlock allegedly fled the scene. When the police arrived, the driver led them to the hotel where she picked up Scurlock.
Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White told The Times-Picayune, “They went back to the hotel and were able to get a name.” He continued, “Based on the name, they got a picture and put it in a photo lineup, and the driver identified him.”
If Scurlock is found guilty of the misdemeanor charge of lewd conduct, he would be required to register as a sex offender in California. Needless to say, this scandal could torpedo his future political aspirations.
Scurlock has not said much about the incident. According to The New York Post, he said, “I have no idea what I’m being charged with.”
This is isn’t the first time the candidate has had trouble with the law. In May, he was arrested at the Jefferson Davis statue in New Orleans at a protest opposing the removal of the statue. He believed that removing the statue would start “Civil War II.” At first, he was charged with obstructing a public passage, but the charge was changed to assault. Later, a judge dismissed his case.
Scurlock is a native of New Orleans. He is the son of John Scurlock, the founder of Space Walk Inc, which is a company that manufactures bounce houses.
This story is the latest in a series of sex scandals involving Democratic politicians. Earlier this month, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was forced to resign after being accused of sexually abusing a child. It was the fifth accusation of this type that was leveled against the embattled mayor. Murray has denied the allegations.
The most well — known scandal involves former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, who allegedly sent inappropriate pictures to underage females. He is currently facing charges of transferring obscene material to a minor. He is the soon-to-be ex-husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle have had their share of stories involving sexual misconduct. However, it seems that lately, it has been Democratic politicians who have garnered the most attention.