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Man charged with indecent exposure after exposing himself in Old Town Bluffton

Robert Lessig (Source: Bluffton Police Department) Robert Lessig (Source: Bluffton Police Department)
BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

A man has been arrested for indecent exposure in the Lowcountry.

The Bluffton Police Department says 63-year-old Robert Lessig was arrested on Thursday for indecent exposure, open container, and littering after he was seen driving in Old Town while exposing his genitals to bystanders.

Police say at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon, a call was made to police in reference to a male driving around Debois Park in a white Chrysler Sebring convertible naked.

A BPD officer immediately responded and found Lessig parked at the end of Lawrence Street next to the park, just steps away from a public park where children and families often come to play. The officer also found beer bottles inside and outside the vehicle.

“Driving naked near a park full of kids, well you know what he was up to and I’m glad the Bluffton Police Dept. was on the job," Percy Poindexter said. "This is not a nude community, this is a family town and should be treated appropriately."

Lessig was taken into custody and transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center without incident.

If you have any additional information about this incident, please contact the Bluffton Police Department Investigations Division at 843.706.4560.

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