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Man being booked for exposing himself allegedly exposes himself

It's the third such allegation in about a month

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Authorities allege that an Allentown man being booked on charges that he publicly exposed himself exposed himself while being processed.

Allentown police arrested Naji Harris on Nov. 11 for allegedly exposing himself at the Las Palmas restaurant. It was the second such allegation in about a month.

Following his second arrest, Harris was being processed at Lehigh County central booking.  As the booking officer was fingerprinting and photographing the 31-year-old, he allegedly exposed himself and began masturbating, according to court records.

She immediately called for assistance and Harris was removed from the processing area.

The district attorney's office charged him with single ungraded count of indecent assault. District Judge David Howells arraigned Harris on Tuesday, setting bail at $5,000. He remains in Lehigh County Jail.

The most recent charge marks the third such arrest since early October.

The first alleged incident occurred Oct. 11 at the temporary job service, Staffmark at 1111 Union Blvd. Authorities said Harris was applying for a job.

While being interviewed by the victim in that case, Harris allegedly stood up, pulled down his pants and started masturbating in front of the interviewer, according to court records. Police said the victim ran out of the room, and Harris ran from the building, according to records. He was charged with a single count of indecent exposure.

Harris had been released from county jail Nov. 4 after posting bail.

A week after Harris was released from county jail, Allentown police were dispatched to the Las Palmas restaurant in the 900 block of Turner Street shortly after 5 p.m. for an “exposer in progress,” according to court records.

When officers arrived, they allegedly found Harris sitting at a table holding his penis. Authorities allege he was sitting in the open masturbating in clear view of other people in the restaurant, according to records.

Police said Harris was drunk to the point that he was a danger to himself and was a “public inconvenience.” He was charged with indecent exposure and public drunkenness.

Following Harris's second arrest, the district judge revoked his bail in the first case. He's now being held on a collective $20,000 bail.

His next court date is a Nov. 28 preliminary hearing for the most recent case. Harris has already waived his preliminary hearings in the other two cases.

 


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