The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 46-year-old Greentown man after he allegedly exposed himself and began masturbating in front of a woman at Ariss Park in Green.
The man, who is facing a misdemeanor count of public indecency, reportedly approached a 58-year-old woman at the park on Feb. 13 and asked the woman if she had any pliers. Then, according to reports, the man began masturbating in front of the woman.
The woman called police and provided a description of the man and the vehicle he was driving.
Police identified the man and arrested him on Feb. 14.
The Feb. 13 incident was the second recent similar encounter at Ariss Park. On Feb. 5, a 17-year-old girl reported to police that a man had approached her at the park asking if she had pliers. The girl was unharmed.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking that if anybody else has had a similar incident at either Ariss Park, or other area parks, to contact the office at 330-643-8637.