Police are asking any other victims to come forward after they arrested a man accused of exposing himself inside a clothing store at the Plymouth Meeting Mall several times last month.
Francisco Salazar Hernandez is charged with indecent exposure and several other offenses.
Police say Salazar exposed himself at least five times in September at the American Eagle store inside the Plymouth Meeting Mall.
“He would get a pair of pants from one of the sales personnel, walk into the fitting room under the guise of trying them on and then he would come out and say they didn’t fit,” said Plymouth Township Detective Sergeant Tom Longo.
Officials say Salazar would then expose himself after a sales associate brought him new jeans for him to try on. He would then leave the mall.
Sources close to the investigation told NBC10 the women in the store at first thought it was a mistake. Once it happened a third time however they became suspicious and called police, according to investigators. Officials say workers called mall security and police in late September when Salazar was at the store. Salazar was arrested after he was found in the dressing room wearing only a t-shirt, investigators said.
“I don’t know what his objective was,” Detective Sergeant Longo said. “I don’t know what kind of perverse pleasure he was getting out of this. I can’t really speak to that.”
Salazar is currently out on bail but is not allowed to return to the American Eagle store at the Plymouth Meeting Mall as a condition. He is still currently permitted to visit other malls however. Police say they’re unsure if he’s exposed himself anywhere else and are hoping other victims come forward.
“Whenever you have a case that involves something like this there’s always the possibility of additional victims coming forward,” Detective Sergeant Longo said.
Salazar is scheduled to appear in court at the end of the month.