51-year-old Sarasota man charged with fondling himself in public

SARASOTA -- Deputies arrested a man Thursday on charges of fondling himself in public, which he told detectives he likes to do on a, "regular basis," according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

On May 9 at 4:30 p.m., a 19-year-old woman was walking by a blue Honda when she noticed Greg Gullifa, 51, inside with his pants down and genitals exposed, according to an arrest report. She said Gullifa began fondling himself when she made eye contact with him.

She informed mall security and provided a car description and license plate tag.

On Thursday, deputies responded to a call about a man masturbating inside a blue Honda in the 3700 block of Bee Ridge Road at 2:59 p.m., according to the report.

Deputies spoke with Gullifa, who admitted to fondling himself on both occasions and told detectives later that he did so regularly, the report said.

Gullifa is charged with a misdemeanor and is being held in the Sarasota County jail on $500 bond.