Crime

Puyallup police arrest man accused of lewd behavior in park restroom

Puyallup police arrested a 28-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to expose himself to a city employee and stopped her from leaving a restroom at Pioneer Park.

The 24-year-old employee told police the man followed her into the women’s bathroom about 6:30 a.m. and confronted her while she washed her hands.

He allegedly unbuttoned and unzipped his pants to expose himself to her but didn’t, police spokesman Scott Engle said in a statement.

The man blocked the employee from leaving the restroom for about five to 10 minutes, and eventually fled when she raised her fist at him.

Officers found the man a short distance away in the 900 block of South Meridian Street and arrested him without incident.

Officers determined the man was involved in a similar incident at the park Monday. A male city employee found a man, alone, undressed and committing a sexual act in the men’s restroom about 6:30 a.m.

The employee told the man to leave the restroom and he did.

The man was booked into the Pierce County Jail for felony unlawful imprisonment, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

  Comments