Gary Giordano, Suspect in Robyn Gardner Case, Arrested for Indecent Exposure
(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) -- Gary Giordano, a man who was the sole suspect in the Robyn Gardner missing persons case in Aruba, was arrested for indecent exposure after Maryland police found him naked with a woman in the back of his parked SUV.
Police in Annapolis went to a parking garage last Friday after the attendant reported he had received two complaints about possible sexual activity inside a car.
Giordano, 51, and his female companion, Carol Ann Bock, 45, were arrested and each charged with one count of indecent exposure.
"I observed a blanket hanging from the left side of the interior of the vehicle where both Mr. Giordano and Ms. Bock were located in what appeared to be an attempt to conceal their activity," the police report said.
The reporting officer, Joshua Ingbretson, said he shone a light through the window to get the couple's attention. Bock quickly pulled the sheet up to her neck and Giordano adjusted a towel over his midsection, but the police saw plenty anyhow.
"When Mr. Giordano was adjusting the towel Cpl. Medley observed Mr. Giordano's genitals through the window," the report said.
Giordano was ordered to get dressed and exit the vehicle. At that point, the report says, his "black under ware [sic] was knocked to the ground." Bock then dressed and stepped outside the vehicle. The couple was taken to an Annapolis police station.
Giordano spent four months in an Aruba jail last year as police tried to build a case against him in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner. Giordano and Gardner were snorkelling last Aug. 2 off the coast of Aruba when she went missing.
"At some point I became distressed and found out that I had a problem coming back to shore. Robyn was, I thought, behind me, and she wasn't. I turned, did not see her, and I went for help," Giordano said in December on Good Morning America.
On Aug. 2, Giordano said he last saw Gardner at around 4:15 p.m., but he did not tell anyone she was missing until 6 p.m., an hour and 45 minutes later.
He later speculated to ABC News that she may have been a victim of a human trafficking crime.
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