Scott Cannon III, Duncanville Councilman, Arrested for Exposing Himself at the King Spa

Categories: Crime, Politics

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Scott Cannon III. In clothes!
Update: Cannon has resigned. More after the original story.

Original item: The folks from the Dallas Police vice squad had an interesting Thursday, going undercover at the apparently lovably bizarre King Spa and Sauna. And they netted themselves an interesting fish: Scott Cannon III, a longtime Duncanville city councilman with a history of letting it fly.

Police announced today that Cannon, 58, was arrested and charged with Indecent Exposure, a Class B Misdemeanor, after he was "observed engaging in an act that constitutes indecent exposure." He was booked into Lew Sterret jail and is out on bond.

Cannon, who recently filed the paperwork to make another run at city council, has a complicated history with pants. He was arrested and charged with public lewdness twice in the 80s; one of those charges was dismissed, and he pleaded guilty to the other, according to Dallas County court records. (Yep: This is how I spend my Saturdays).

I called the King Spa, to ask how Cannon's exposure managed to, you know, stand out. They asked me to call back. I also have a call into Cannon. I'm thinking about sending a Facebook message, but am admittedly concerned about what he'll send back.

Update: The Morning News reported this evening that Cannon actually resigned from the city council on Friday, the day after his arrest.

His resignation letter was posted on duncanvillevoice.com:

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Duncanville resident
Duncanville resident

Has anyone heard when former Mayor Pro Tem Scott Cannon of Duncanville will have his court appearance before a judge to plead guilty or not guity?

Duncanville resident
Duncanville resident

Looks like Duncanville voters chose to retire Scott Cannon from public office in the May 12th election.

Duncanville resident
Duncanville resident

It appears that there is a grass rooots effort to re-elect Mayor Pro Tem Scott Cannon to a new term.  If elected, and if he elects to serve, he will create a highly devisive atmosphere at the Duncanville City Council Meetings.  As the previous commenter noted, Scott Cannon attempted to attend a Council meeting after he officially resigned and caused quite a disruption.  The majority of the council members voted to postpone the meeting because they were ashamed to be sitting next to him.  I can only imagine what the next two years of council meetings will be like if he is elected and he elects to serve!   It's time for him to bow out of public service.

Guest
Guest

Unbelievable.  Scott Cannon is actually thinking his resignation shouldn't stick and is right now at the Duncanville City Council meeting. 

Duncanville Citizen
Duncanville Citizen

His resignation was not accepted by the mayor.  Cannon has served his community very well over the years and has been a kick ass councilman who has helped moved his city great directions.  I don't give a damn if he is a little freaky in his personal life, he's a hell of a lot better than the other trash on that council and I hope he pulls his resignation and runs for another term.

DB
DB

 I don't give a damn about his personal life either, but I sure as hell don't appreciate him taking it PUBLIC to a place I love and value very much! 

sb
sb

Sad to see so many people malign King Spa while knowing nothing about it. The bath area is the only part where nudity is allowed, much like a gym locker room. It's for bathing and that's it - if someone is trying to get "extracurricular" in there, police should be called. If someone exposes themselves outside the context of the showers & locker room, police should be called.

It really is a family place - in fact, I won't go on weekends/holidays because it gets too crazy with all the screaming kids running around.

(I don't work for them, just a sometimes-patron.)

main st
main st

DPD would have a field day at other area establishments(strip clubs, after hours dance clubs) with strippers committing crimes ranging from exposing themselves to sex acts to prostitution to drug possession/dealing. This guy gets exposed only because he's a prominent citizen.

Bettyculbreath
Bettyculbreath

I visit King Spa  several times of course I was on women side of Spa,I did not see anything out of order.You enter the spa area and you shower prior to entering pool area,get service that you order and go home.Maybe it turned to something else.

Cvbhd
Cvbhd

Yeah it's like totally disturbing to know one of your neighbors get like totally naked... Idiot. Ou honkies are always the most hypocritical, I BET YOU GET NAKED AT A KIDS HOUSE !

disqusdik
disqusdik

Ok, I know you're not supposed to judge people based on their looks and I know he hasn't been charged with anything related to children, but he looks like the kind of uncle who is still asking you to sit in his lap when you're a 14-year-old boy.

Mike
Mike

It looks like he thought he was at some kind of adult bath house and did not grasp he was really in some kind of Korean cultural facility. Did he even look at the web page? Doh!

Iam Skycake
Iam Skycake

What really happened here ?  He was caught peeing in the shower ?   His wee wee poked out through a towel ?   This is god damn stupid.  The real obscenity is the fact that your rights are being given up n- you're scanned to nakedness at DFW and that something that may be a slight mistake like seeing a pee - pee for 2 seconds ruins your life.  I'm moving to europe where I can walk and sun bathe naked anywhere I god damn please without some christian hypocrites telling me it's evil.  Because guess what - it isn't. 

redrock64
redrock64

 Have fun in Europe. Oh that's right you nothing but a blow hard talking out his arse! Good riddance.

Maximfla
Maximfla

Did you read the articles?  He was engaged in lewd activity with three other males, as his arrest history indicates he is wont to do.  Poor guy needs to accept who he is and live the rest of his life true to himself and his entire family.

Cheshyre
Cheshyre

Hitler never exposed himself. That's how we know he was a good role model.

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Bodybuilding Coupon Code

Personally, I feel Monroe on a girl sounds like a rich, sophisticated girl who has few friends because she's so rich and sophisticated she doesn't personalize much. 

Dartfrog37
Dartfrog37

Jd........noticed you spelled naked....nekkid is that some kind of child molestation comment or are you just so ignorant you cant spell naked....im thinking its the first. Get help your sick...

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Nice nod to RW - "embiggen".  

G_David
G_David

 Which is originally a nod to The Simpsons and the motto of the town of Springfield.

Nick R.
Nick R.

New nick name: Cannon Balls 

pencil
pencil

That was indecent.

Weepsyc
Weepsyc

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are...that's funny.

Ben
Ben

Don’t Re-Enact Scenes From Platoon With Charlie Sheen. The commercial warns. But you did anyway.

Colsjj
Colsjj

Background checks are done by the voters. If he's been elected and re-elected then shame on the voters of Duncanville for either not doing their due diligence or knowingly electing a criminal.

Maximfla
Maximfla

So is he required to register as a sex offender, or is that dubious distinction exclusive to pedophiles?  Hopefully he'll now finally come out of the closet.

Uncle_Scrappy
Uncle_Scrappy

Sounds like it may have just been an accidental case of WARDROBE MALFUNCTION. Just ask Janet Jackson.

Justin Julian
Justin Julian

I LOVE how all the commenters here immediately jump to 'it must be a gay bath house or a 'happy ending' parlor' without taking ten seconds to click a link.  It's a family-oriented Korean cultural spot.  Idiots.

Coleman
Coleman

no one has said anything of the sort, dude. 

jfpo
jfpo

 Apparently Mr. Cannon was one of those idiots that didn't understand this. Now he does.

cp
cp

Nudity is encouraged there! Poor guy finally found a place to let it fly and gets arrested. Are they also fining the King Spa or shutting them down as an illegal sex club?

Dani California81
Dani California81

Are you serious?? I guess you have never been there!! There is nothing sexual about King Spa. It is a korean spa where you are only nude in gender segregated wet areas. They run a tight ship. I guess once an American hears about nudity is encouraged there....they assume its sexual. Really?? You are a moron!!! 

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

Thank you so much for using the picture of him in his clothes.

Joe Tone
Joe Tone

 We're here to serve you, MushMouth1. I would never subject you or any reader to a naked city councilperson.

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

Yeah, but y'all keep posting that picture of JWP in his tighty not-whities!

Metroplexican
Metroplexican

I think this incident show a complete lack of understanding and respect of white guys by the Korean operators of this place.  I am calling for an immediate demonstration and boycott of this business by white flashers and nudie spa sorts. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)  There needs to be a caucasian owned spa in that area. Why are they all Asian? Come on community we don't have to take this shit.

Ed D.
Ed D.

 I see what you did there.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This man was a councilman for the City of Duncanville.  He was running for another term.  He is suppose to set an example for our young folks interested in City politics.  He has gotten away with this action two other times before and has a criminal record to one he had pleaded to.  All three are the same type of acts (indecent exposure).  The City of Duncanville has known about this for a very long time.  I want to know why there was not a background check.  The first incident happened in 80's and his record should have been picked up.  I hope that this business is responsible for calling the police.  If they did, that is a feather in their cap to try to keep their place legitimate.  If not, then they need to be closed down.

We finally got you, Cannon.  He has officially resigned as Councilman as of 5:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Yesterday's News
Yesterday's News

In your logic, if King Spa didn't call the police, they must therefore be shut down? My only response is to pat you on the head and tell you you're doing a great job. Maybe next week we can take the training wheels off.

Daniel
Daniel

I think a very clear message has been sent to the youth of Duncanville: If you're going to be a city councilman, and you insist on having a penis, the least you can do is not show it. It's called morals, and yes some of us still have them.

Lynn
Lynn

The King Spa runs a tight ship.  King Spa is a family place recreating the Korean experience that has existed probably for thousands of years when bathing in natural hot thermal waters was the only option.  The King Spa probably did ask for the police to make the arrest as they would not put up with bad behavior.  There are many employees and they make sure everyone is appropriate.  The employees are so attentive that they can correct you before you make a mistake.  They have rules that must be followed such as: They have very explicit rules about when and where you can wear your shoes and where you put them when you are not wearing them.  You have to wear the King Spa 'uniform' while on their property.  All the rules make for a very safe and enjoyable experience otherwise I guess you will find yourself booked into Lew Sterret.  BTW, I enjoy the accupressure massage but it is not for tender sissies.  It relieves the pain and stiffness in my back, shoulders and neck.  The hot hot water in the pool room melts stiffness also.

Barbara Comer
Barbara Comer

I agree, we've been there several times and find the King Spa a wonderful change of pace. We meet our daughter and granddaughter there and enjoy hours of relaxation .Thank goodness there was someone 'watching' for that type of 'activity'. It keeps the King a family place.

Patron
Patron

I also went there for relief of stiffness and wound up booked into Lewd Sterret.

Coleman
Coleman

bet he's a republican. 

Irrelephant
Irrelephant

because democrats don't engage in homosexual behavior or have elected officials in sex scandals ... what an absurd comment Mr. Coleman.

Coleman
Coleman

This is a post from two months ago, creep.

JB
JB

Doesn't everyone get nekkid here?

spa fam
spa fam

King spa is a nice place. They probably requested the police to so this. They are always fast to act on behavior that is nit family friendly.

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

Would this be a good place for me to go to gain a better understanding of heterosexual activities? 

Maximfla
Maximfla

No, more like homosexual behavior.

Montemalone
Montemalone

 Just tune in to Real Housewives...

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