A Bethel man has been arrested for allegedly masturbating with his penis exposed while sitting in his vehicle in a shopping plaza, not once, but at least twice, Newtown Police said.
Newtown received the reported of the masturbating man last week while in his vehicle at the Sand Hill Shopping Plaza, said Newtown Police Lt. Aaron Bahamonde.
Police began an investigation and conducted surveillance in the plaza parking lot using a female officer as a decoy.
On Tuesday, July 30, around noon, Adrian Sime, 27, was observed by police masturbating with his penis exposed, in the front driver’s seat of his 2018 Honda Accord, Bahamonde said.
Sime was then taken into custody by detectives without further incident.
He was charged with indecent exposure and possession of marijuana.
Sime was released after being processed with a court date of Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Danbury Court.
Police expect additional charges to be filed against Sime in the very near future related to the previous incident.
"It’s pretty sick and disgusting that this individual felt he could victimize innocent women who were minding their business shopping and have to be confronted by this behavior," Bahamonde said.
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