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72-year-old Chesterfield man arrested for public masturbation

Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 23:23:22-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Chesterfield man has been arrested after being accused of masturbating in public during an incident that occurred on December 10, 2015.

Laman L Higginbotham Jr., 72, is accused of repeatedly rubbed his genitals over his clothing during this incident in the 11500 block of Midlothian Turnpike.

Police said this isn't the first time Higginbotham has been accused of similar crimes.

He was issued a summons in relation to two similar incidents that occurred in 2015.

Police said the first incident in September happened at the Barnes and Noble at Chesterfield Towne Center.

Higginbotham is also accused of doing the same thing at Chick-fil-A in November and then prior to that at the old Starbucks on Polo Place in September.

"What he's doing is just, obscene," said Stephen Green.

Green said he hopes Higginbotham gets help, but worries children could be exposed to something like that since he's doing it in public.