A man is behind bars after pleasuring himself outside of a local northshore bar. 

Chattanooga police officers were dispatched to an indecent exposure call at 125 Cherokee Blvd. Officers say Paul A. Smith was alleged to have pulled down his swimming trunks down behind the Big Chill and began pleasuring himself in front of people in the bar.

Employees called the police to arrest Smith. Officers attempted to detain Smith for questioning and to frisk for weapons and Smith began to actively resisting officers and not comply with commands. Smith later became compliant after he placed in handcuffs. 

Smith has been charged with Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Stop Frisk and Halt. His bond is $7,500. He will be in court on October 3.