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.
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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: