Police: Naked man arrested in parking lot

Posted at 3:20 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 17:35:33-04

A 26-year-old Nampa man has been arrested for disorderly conduct after allegedly being caught naked in his truck while broadcasting live over the internet, police say.

On April 26th, 2016 at 12:08 p.m., Nampa Police arrested Daniel J. Mena in a public parking lot at Treasure Valley Marketplace.

“On April 19th, we received an anonymous tip about some lewd conduct going on near the Boise Towne Square mall area,” Sergeant Steve Butler from the Boise Police Department explained.

Sgt. Butler advised the Community Policing Team who was able to establish a possible suspect.

Police believed that the suspect would be in the Marketplace area in Nampa and Nampa police were informed of the situation.

“Yesterday, we were able to positively identify the suspect as he was leaving the area, but we had information that he would be back to that area today,” Butler said.

Officers from the Boise Police Department working with Nampa PD set up surveillance and observed Mena in his vehicle in a public parking lot in Nampa.

Officers made contact with Mena who was inside of his red 2007 Chevy Pickup, completely naked and involved in sexually explicit acts with himself that was being broadcasted live across the internet, according to police.

“This type of activity we take very seriously due to the quality of life for our residents and concern for the safety of everyone. The possibility of escalation of behaviors on the part of the suspect was a significant concern,” Butler stated. “We felt that Nampa Police would feel the same way about the lewd conduct and that led us to contact them in this case,” he said.

Mena was arrested by Nampa Police and charged with one count of disorderly conduct.

“We are thankful that the Boise Police Department contacted us about this investigation. The idea that these types of acts were going on in a public place, open to the view of any passersby is something we take very seriously. The possibility that our residents, including children, might have been exposed to this lewd behavior is disturbing,” said Sergeant Tim Riha, Nampa Police Department.