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Man Arrested For Flashing Children In Line to See Santa

A 45-year-old man earned himself a trip to jail and a stocking full of coal forever, after he exposed himself to a line of children Sunday morning as they were waiting to get their pictures taken with Santa.

Just before 10 am Sunday morning, police got a call from security at a downtown store, on 5th Avenue and Pine Street, about a man who was lurking around a group of children as they waited in line to see Santa. The man was seen drinking a bottle of hard lemonade, and had his zipper down and no underwear on, leaving his genitals very visible.

With the help of store security, officers found the 45-year-old man  and arrested him.

Officers then discovered the man had been arrested for another lewd conduct just two days earlier, when police found him masturbating in front of a bank on 13th and E. Madison Street in the middle of the night.

The 45-year-old man is currently being held in the King County Jail for investigation of indecent exposure.