Monday, July 13, 2009
Pearland Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure
Pearland man charged with indecent exposure at Friendswood Public Library
10:44 AM CDT on Friday, July 10, 2009
KHOU.com staff report
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas—A Pearland man was in custody Friday after police said he was caught masturbating at the Friendswood Public Library.
Police were called to the library, located at 416 S. Friendswood, around 7:20 p.m. Thursday.
A library employee reported seeing Thomas Whitmarsh, 68, exposing himself and masturbating in an open area of the library.
Whitmarsh told police he’d recently been caught doing the same thing by officers in Pearland.
He said he was not cited in that incident.
Friendswood police have not yet confirmed that with Pearland authorities.
Friendswood library personnel had consulted with police twice before in June, expressing conern about Whitmarsh’s suspicious behavior.
Whitmarsh was charged with indecent exposure and issued a criminal trespass warming.
He’s currently being held in the Friendswood Municipal Jail on $1,000 bond.