MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is behind bars after being accused of exposing himself on the Southwest Community College campus.
Officers responded to the campus cafeteria after receiving reports that a man was exposing and touching himself next to one of the tables Tuesday evening.
As he was being arrested, the suspect – identified as 28-year-old Lonnie Holmes – told police he was simply “fixing his pants.”
He was still arrested and charged with indecent exposure.
Officials at the college sent us a statement saying in part, “Southwest Campuses are open to the community whenever classes are in session,” and they “work to promote a safe enviornment.”
“I’m glad they did catch him. That he didn’t run away,” said Valerie Brown, who is enrolling her son at the school. “Where food is served? Where people are taking a leisurely time or taking a break, and you actually literally stood there and did that?”
WREG discovered Holmes just pleaded guilty to an indecent exposure Friday and spent four days in jail for the misdeamnor charge.
A woman told police she was at the McDonalds drive-thru in East Memphis and saw Holmes “idecently exposing and touching himself” then “walked to Poplar and Watkins at a construction site and laid down on a trailer.”
When officers got to the scene, Holmes claimed,” I was just loading my weapon.”
Holmes is due in court Thursday.