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Man charged with obscene sexual display at Wendy’s committed similar crime in Norfolk

Posted at 10:54 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 19:29:19-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A Richmond man was arrested and charged with two counts of obscene sexual display after an incident inside a Wendy's.

Hanover deputies were called to the Mechanicsville Turnpike fast food restaurant on Monday, May 9, to investigate the incident.

"Deputies received a call for a white male conducting inappropriate behavior at Wendy’s," Hanover Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt James Cooper said.

Kent Greenway, 67, of Richmond, was arrested on May 18.

Cooper said the charges originated from the Wendy's located along the 7100 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Lee Davis Road, in Mechanicsville.

Kent Greenway (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff's Office)

Kent Greenway (PHOTO: Hanover Sheriff's Office)

The victim told WTVR CBS 6 reporter Sandra Jones she is relieved Greenway is off the streets.

She said the ordeal started after she ordered her food and grabbed a seat to eat.

That is when she said Greenway approached her and sat down directly in front of her. She said he the put his hand on his genitals "as if to play with himself."

She called the restaurant manager and then police.

The victim said Wendy's employees were familiar with Greenway because they said he had come into the restaurant on numerous occasions without ordering anything.

According to online court records, Greenway committed a similar crime in Norfolk two days before the Hanover incident. He was arrested a week later.

Wendy's on Mechanicsville Turnpike

Wendy's on Mechanicsville Turnpike

Shoppers at the nearby Food Lion were disgusted by the crime.

"It's not something you would expect anywhere, but [I] wouldn't expect it there," Christi Nierman said. "I'm glad I wasn't here for that. I don't know why someone would have that desire."

Greenway faces a class one misdemeanor on each charge, which carries up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Deputies asked anyone with additional information to call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140 or Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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