Mall employee charged with public indecency

Police say that a Redding man fully exposed himself to a JC Penny shopper Saturday

A Redding man was arrested at Westfield Trumbull Mall over the weekend for public indecency.
A Redding man was arrested at Westfield Trumbull Mall over the weekend for public indecency.

A Redding man and employee of the Westfield Trumbull Mall was arrested for public indecency around 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

Police said Gustav Olsen, 73, was reported to have been fondling his genitals in the mall parking lot in front of a 53-year-old woman who was getting out of her vehicle near JC Penney.

According to a report, the complainant saw Olsen standing and pleasuring himself. She began honking her car horn at him before Olsen covered himself and ran to his car which was parked nearby.

Police said that the complainant followed the suspect to his car and took photos of him as he sat in it. She also took picture of the vehicle’s license plate.

Olsen then left his car and returned to work at a kiosk in the mall, where he was arrested.

He was released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Nov. 23.