Man accused of exposing himself to woman in Fairview Heights - KMOV.com

Man accused of exposing himself to woman in Fairview Heights

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FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Fairview Heights police arrested a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman outside the St. Clair Square Mall.

Authorities said Matthew Fritsche, 22, requested directions from a woman who was walking through the shopping mall parking lot and then exposed himself.

The woman reportedly gave police the suspect's license plate number, which led officers to Fritsche's home in Swansea, where he was arrested.

Police said Fritsche vaguely explained his reason behind the alleged act of indecency, by suggesting his shorts may have been too small.

Fairview Heights Police Det. Brian Schieber said the law should require those charged with misdemeanor public indecency to register as sex offenders.

"We want to just stop it at the beginning and prevent it from getting to be something really serious," said Det. Schrieber.

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