On Sunday morning an individual walked into a Waukesha gas station. While the temperature has begun to decrease, it has not quite hit the ski-mask range on the Fahrenheit scale. So it was no surprise that the gas station attendant was a little taken aback by the sight of the man wearing one as he entered at approximately four in the morning.
What really surprised the woman was the fact that his pants were not properly closed, and he was holding himself in such as way that gives real meaning to the joke about being happy to see someone. The clerk was surprised, but a little unsure of what to do in this situation. She finished her shift and consulted with her manager before calling the police over six hours later.
The woman never saw the man's face, she told police. What she could give them was a description that he was somewhere in his 20s. The video confirmed that he was wearing a jacket she said was black, dark pants and what she described as a multi-colored shirt. Police will attempt to determine the identity of the man and most likely charge him with indecent exposure.
Although the police have a surveillance video and a description from the clerk, it does not mean that the unknown man will be easily identifiable. While this incident may not seem like a big deal, it is considered a sex crime that could have serious implications. In instances where there is limited information, there runs a risk of a faulty identification.
Source: Waukesha Patch, "Man Exposes Himself to Gas Station Clerk; Thanksgiving Dysfunction; Unlicensed Taxi Cab," Sarah Millard, Nov. 27, 2012
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