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Man exposes himself at local playground

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(WMC-TV) - One man at a popular East Memphis is now being charged with public indecency after exposing and fondling himself at a playground.

According to the witness, Thomas Johnson Garner was "sitting on one of these benches by the playground. He unzipped his pants and started fondling himself."

Mother Christina Flynn was shocked at the news.

"I'm a mother of three so its kind of scary for somebody to be actually out here in the park doing that," stated Flynn.

The park is very popular with parents and children who live in the area.

"That's scary to know. It's so close to a school and I take my kids there everyday," explained father Avery Diggs.

Demetria Dean recognized Garner as the man who followed her down several streets in the area.

"I started running. When I made it to East, he was walking the same path I was. If I walked on the sidewalk, he walked on the sidewalk. If I walked across the grass, he walked across the grass. I got a very weird feeling about this guy," stated Dean.

The District Attorney's officer told me his actions do not rise to the level of a sex charge.

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