Vero Beach Man ‘Cat Calling’ Women At BP Gas Station

BP Gas Station calls police about a man harassing women in Vero Beach.
BP Gas Station calls police about a man harassing women in Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH – A 55-year-old man, who’s been arrested 32 times, was transported to the Indian River County Jail after he was making “cat calls” at female customers visiting the BP Gas Station.

Kenneth Ivan Daugherty was sitting in front of the BP Gas Station in Vero Beach when deputies arrived.

As they walked up to Daugherty, they could smell “a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath,” according to the report.

When deputies asked how much he had to drink, Daugherty stated, “mucho.”

The BP store employee said she called because Daugherty had been hanging around the store for several hours now “and has been following female customers in and out of the store,” the report said.

At one point, Daugherty entered the store and demanded the keys to the restrooms. He also stated that he would find a way inside the restrooms if the employee didn’t give him the keys.”

The employee finally had to lock the front doors to the business just so he would not enter the Vero Beach establishment again.

The employee told deputies that Daugherty “has been in the parking lot ‘cat calling’ female customers walking into the store,” the affidavit said.

Deputies arrested Daugherty on charges of disorderly intoxication. He’s been sentenced to 30 days in the county jail.

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Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.