By Jim Clark
Police were summoned to a Beacon St. location last Thursday night on a report of an indecent exposure incident.
Officers were met by the reporting parties, a male and female, and were told that a man who was standing on the steps of a Beacon St. residence had been exposing his genitals in public.
The suspect was described as being an older man, wearing a running shirt and extremely short tennis shorts, otherwise known as pum pum shorts.
The officers were reportedly told that the woman had first seen the man as she was walking her dog along Beacon St. Recognizing the suspect as someone who had exposed himself to her and her husband in the past, she then went to get her husband in order for him to confront the man and ask him to stop exposing himself to them.
The male victim told police that he went to the suspect, who was standing with his shorts pulled down and his hands on his hips, and strongly suggested that he should stop the offending behavior.
The suspect reportedly waved the man off as if to indicate that he was making too much out of nothing, according to the victims’ statement. It was further reported that the suspect told the male victim that he should leave and “never show his face there again.”
The male victim told police that he assured the suspect that he would not be returning to that location and walked away, along with his wife.
The victims reportedly told officers that they had witnessed prior incidents of the same man exposing himself and urinating in public.
The female victim said that she had tried to take a picture of the suspect but it was too dark to get a recognizable image of the man, according to reports.
As the victims were being questioned, a backup unit located the suspect, Jing Mei, 63, at a location further down Beacon St.
The victims were taken to where Mei was being held and positively identified him as the suspect in question.
Mei was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with open and gross lewdness.