DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A man is accused of handing out sexually provocative cards to teenage girls on the beaches in Volusia County, Florida.
WESH-TV reports the man is now banned from the beaches for six months.
The 73-year-old said he walks the beach every day to meet people and have some fun and lately he has been wearing what some might consider a provocative T-shirt and passing out business cards with the same message.
"It's meant to lure girls with the prospect of money, living by the beach," Karolina Seaman said.
Seaman said the 73-year-old handed a card to her 16-year-old daughter, while the family, including a group of teens was visiting the beach. The card read, "Sugar daddy seeking his sugar baby," and offered a monthly allowance with perks described on the back and his email address.
The senior was wearing T-shirt featuring similar wording and was carrying a bra padding.
"(He said) 'I'm looking for my Cinderella,' and takes this padding and places it up against her breast without actually touching her, but as close as he can get, because she backed away, and (he) says, 'It looks like you would be a perfect fit,'" Seaman said.
"I am so embarrassed over this. I understand the mother getting upset," the 73-year-old man said.
The 73-year-old, who wasn't arrested, said he got the cards and the T-shirt as a lark and that men had been asking him where they could get the shirt. He said women on the beach regularly posed with him and he put the pictures on social media.
"We had, like, 78 likes, which is the most likes I've ever had in my life on my Facebook page," he said.
He admits knowing the 16-year-old he talked to was underage, but said he meant no harm and is not, as the teen's mother suspects, a deviant.
"I was giving her a compliment. She was the cutest one," he said. "I just want to apologize to her and apologize to her daughter."
"If you want something, go find it in a nursing home. Don't go to the beach approaching underage girls," Seaman said.
The senior, who has no local or state criminal history, said he's considering moving out of the area because of what he calls his error in judgment.
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