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PO man arrested for flashing outside Sedgwick stores

A 30-year-old Port Orchard man was arrested Sunday after allegedly flashing his privates to at least two women, one who was waiting for her daughter outside Fred Meyer on Sedgwick Road, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

David Samuel King was charged with one count of indecent exposure in Kitsap County District Court, after being booked into Kitsap County Jail on two counts and a drug charge. He was later released on his own personal recognizance.

According to the report, the incident began when a clerk at the Sedgwick One-Stop convenience store called police around 10:45 p.m. to report that a customer — whom she later identified as King — had just exposed himself to her.

She said the man came inside and bought a candy bar, saying he thought she was cute, then left the store.

The clerk said King then began pacing back and forth in front of the store and when she looked at him again, he had pulled his pants down and was exposing himself to her.

When she became frightened and locked the front door of the store, she said the suspect tried to open it, then gave up and walked away toward the Fred Meyer department store across the street.

Several minutes later, another woman called 911 to report that a man matching King’s description had just exposed himself to her while she was waiting in her car outside Fred Meyer.

The second woman said she saw the suspect coming toward her car and became worried, then tried to start her car and move away from him. Before she was able to, however, she said the suspect pulled down his pants and began exposing himself, moving in front of her car as she tried to drive away.

The 42-year-old woman said she was worried for her safety and that of her daughter, whom she was expecting to exit Fred Meyer at any minute during the victim’s display.

Shortly after the women reported the incidents, deputies spotted a man matching King’s description walking on Bethel Road.

While talking to the suspect, deputies noted a strong scent of marijuana coming from the suspect and located a large knife in one of his pockets.

The deputy then placed him under arrest.

When asked if he was involved in the earlier indecent exposure incidents, the suspect said he had no knowledge of them.

The deputies then drove King to the convenience store on Sedgwick, where he was identified as the man who exposed himself to the first victim.

He was then transported to Kitsap County Jail.

Shortly after King exited the patrol car, a deputy discovered a baggie containing a small marijuana bud he surmised must have been left by the suspect.

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