Police: Man admits to indecent exposure

Daily Journal staff reports

Police were called after a woman saw a man expose and touch himself in a Franklin business parking lot.

The man was not immediately arrested, and the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office will review the incident to determine what, if any, criminal charge should be filed.

Police were called Thursday afternoon to a business parking lot on U.S. 31 in Franklin. A woman told police a vehicle had parked close to her car, and she had to squeeze between the vehicles to get into her car. While getting in, she saw that a man in the next vehicle was exposed and touching himself, the report said.

She called police and watched as the man drove to a nearby parking lot. Police spoke to him, and he told an officer that the woman’s report was true, but he did not intend to offend anyone.

Police typically do not arrest a suspect immediately if the offense would be considered a misdemeanor, with the exception of certain offenses, such as driving under the influence, Franklin police Chief Tim O’Sullivan said. Rather, officers wait for the prosecutor to review the case, he said.