A 28-year-old Florida man, Daniel Ray Simpson, is accused of touching himself sexually in public, according to deputies with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in Brooksville.
On July 2 and again on July 3, Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to two different locations within the City of Brooksville in regards to a male exposing himself.
According to deputies, on July 2, while at the Brooksville Cemetery, located at 1275 Olmes Road in Brooksville, a female citizen contacted the HCSO to report an Indecent Exposure.
The told deputies that while she visited the gravesite of a friend, she saw a man nearby in the cemetery who was only partially dressed.
“The victim advised that while she visited the gravesite of a friend, she observed a male nearby (inside the cemetery) who was only partially dressed,” the sheriff’s department said in a press release. “The victim observed the male to have his pants down to his ankles and to be fondling himself, as he watched the victim.”
When the half-dressed man realized the victim saw what he was doing, he put his clothes on and fled on foot.
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The following day, a similar incident allegedly took place at a U.S. Post Office at 207 E. Fort Dade Avenue, about two miles away from the Brooksville cemetery. There, too, “a female citizen contacted the HCSO to report an Indecent Exposure,” deputies said in a press release.
Simpson allegedly said “hi” to his victim in while they were both inside the post office.
“The victim ignored the male and quickly left the building,” deputies said. “While approaching her vehicle, the victim turned her head to be sure the male was not following her. While looking back, the victim observed the male to have his pants unzipped and to be fondling himself. The victim quickly left the area and contacted law enforcement.”
Deputies said they determined Simpson, 28, was the man in both incidents and they arrested him Wednesday.
Simpson faces two counts of indecent exposure/exposure of sexual organs and booked on a total $10,000 bond.
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