Crime

Florida Man Allegedly Exposed Himself In A Burger King, Refused To Cover Up

| by Lauren Briggs

Officers arrested a man at a Burger King in Florida after he allegedly exposed and touched himself and refused to stop.

On Thursday, a customer in the restaurant at 1210 North Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, Florida, reportedly witnessed 33-year-old Jefferson King touching his exposed genitals while he was sitting near the restrooms, according to the Daily Mail.

The woman made eye contact with the suspect and asked him what he was doing.

"What? I'm playing with my penis," he answered, according to a police report.

The woman spoke with the restaurant's manager, who asked King to leave. He refused, stayed in his seat, and continued to touch himself.

The manager then called the West Palm Beach police.

Officers arrived at the Burger King and questioned the suspect, who said that he had done nothing wrong and did not know what they were talking about.

The officers arrested King and charged him with indecent exposure.

The man posed for a memorable mug shot in which he opens his eyes wide and crosses them.

King is in holding at Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of a $1,000 bail.

Palm Beach Post reports that King is currently homeless. At this time, It is not known whether or not he has prior convictions.

Exposures in fast food restaurants are surprisingly common.

Last year, 52-year-old Kenneth Clark of Pennsylvania faced three counts of indecent exposure, three counts of open lewdness, three counts of disorderly conduct, and three counts of driving with a suspended license after he drove naked through a local Wendy's drive-thru, according to Click2Houston.

Clark, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was involved in at least three separate incidents over a two-day period, East Pennsboro Township Police said at the time. He reportedly drove naked up to the same drive-thru window at the same Wendy's location, turned the light on inside of his car, and looked down at his lap. Each time, he made sure that a female employee saw him.

Sources: Daily Mail, Palm Beach Post, Click2Houston
Photo Credit: West Palm Beach Police via Daily Mail