Man arrested after bizarre incident at lodge


A 23-year-old Gainesville, Florida man was arrested Saturday evening after exposing himself and attempting to fight several people at the Big Pine Fishing Lodge.


Tyler Gregory Mott was charged with battery, disorderly conduct, voyeurism, indecent exposure and resisting arrest.


The melee started at approximately 6:50 p.m. when Deputy Brandon White responded to a subject fighting multiple people call. He arrived to find the suspect, later identified as Mott, fighting several people before he was taken to the ground. Mott would not let Deputy White handcuff him and pulled away from Deputy White. Mott was finally placed in a patrol vehicle.


Deputy White spoke to multiple people/witnesses. The ruckus began when a man and his wife reportedly saw Mott looking in their trailer window. Mott was masturbating. The couple reported the incident to security while another man confronted Mott. Mott became belligerent. He began threatening multiple people at the scene near the store area and then the pool.


One man near the pool said Mott approached and began badgering him and his wife. The man said he pushed Mott into the pool. Mott continued to make threats, including threats that he would return with a gun.


Multiple people then worked to physically detain Mott until Deputy White arrived.


While en route to jail Mott made several bizarre/nonsensical comments. When Deputy White asked about the incident, Mott stated he caught some grunts and ate some tacos.


Mott was booked into jail.