Philadelphia police are on the hunt for the man behind an unusual crime. He exposed himself at a bookstore for the blind, and then ran off.
Unknown to the man, not everyone at the Bucks County Association for the Blind’s bookstore is actually blind. This includes one woman who claims she came across the bookstore flasher showing her a bit more than she wanted to see.
The indecent exposure occurred at the blind bookstore in Newtown Township, Pa.
Pennsylvania’s indecent exposure law makes it illegal to expose one’s private parts in a public place, or anyplace where others are present and the exposer “knows or should know that this conduct is likely to offend, affront or alarm.”
Because the man allegedly exposed himself at a bookstore for blind people, he could conceivably try to claim he thought no one would be offended. Maybe the man truly believed the bookstore’s patrons were all blind, and no one would ever see him.
That hypothetical defense may not matter, though, because the woman he allegedly exposed himself to was not blind. It’s not clear how many other bookstore patrons may have caught a glimpse of the man’s exposed parts.
The bookstore flasher is described as a skinny black man who stands about 5-foot-10, appears 35 to 45 years old, and was wearing a black track suit.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to contact police.