Maumelle police said a 29-year-old Maumelle man has been accused of exposing himself to a patron at Advanced SunSystems — a Maumelle tanning salon.
Police Chief Sam Williams said his department will not tolerate that type of alleged activity.
“We just can’t allow this type of behavior to go in Maumelle,” Williams said.
He also said he expects charges to be filed as soon as police conclude their investigation.
According to the police report, a 20-year-old Little Rock woman was inside Advanced SunSystems in the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market shopping center on Audubon Drive last Sunday when she said she saw a man in a vehicle staring at her.
She said he got out of his vehicle, stood out in the open parking lot, dropped his pants and exposed himself.
The call to police came in at 12:09 p.m. on Sunday that a white male subject was still in “the parking lot.”
Lt. Scotty Bryant said when he arrived he made contact with the victim who said she was in the tanning salon when she observed the man standing next to his vehicle, a light green Hyundai and wearing black sweat pants with a red hood and a silver or gray hoodie. She said the man pulled his pants down and started rubbing his crotch until he stopped, got inside his vehicle and drove around the parking lot. After circling the parking lot for about five minutes, he parked in front of the salon, got out and started walking toward the tanning salon. She told police she locked the front door and was already on the phone with police.
Bryant said several Maumelle police officers who responded to the call began canvassing the neighborhood looking for the man when officer Jeremy Newlin spotted a vehicle fitting the description exiting a parking lot on Club Manor Drive. After ordering him out of his vehicle, Newin said he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a red hood and black sweat pants.
Newlin said when he patted the suspect down he could tell the man was not wearing underpants. He said he asked him what he was doing and the man said he was just driving around.
After reading the man his Miranda rights, officers asked him if he exposed himself in that parking lot. Police said the man said no but admitted he was in the parking lot but said he never exposed himself.