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Daytona, FL mall restroom sex sting nets Dem mayoral candidate

Here we go again. Apparently the second-floor mens room at a Daytona Sears was a happening pickup joint — it was listed on Craigslist and police didn't have to wait long before the toe-tapping began.

A former Daytona Beach city commissioner and a local high school teacher arrested Thursday during a sex sting at a Volusia mall bathroom were released from the Volusia County Brach Jail today, authorities said.

Former commissioner and mayoral candidate Mike Shallow and David Behringer, an athletic trainer and teacher at Seabreeze High School, posted $1,000 bail today after midnight, a jail spokesman said.

Behringer resigned today, according to officials with the Volusia County School District.

Shallow and Behringer were among nine men charged with lewd and lascivious conduct and exposure of a sexual organ, both misdemeanors, police said.

“The reason that we did this sting is we all go to the mall; our kids go into the bathroom,” Police Chief Mike Chitwood said. “That they could be susceptible to this kind of behavior is absolutely a disgrace.”

…Offenders coughed or sneezed, tapped their feet, sometimes under the stall beside them, or made loud zipper noises to attract attention from others interested in engaging in sexual acts, Hoffman said.

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