An Arkansas man in town to watch his girlfriend's daughter compete in a cheerleading competition was arrested Saturday after an employee at the hotel where many of the girls were staying said he exposed himself to her.
Aaron Joseph Farris, of Fayetteville, Ark., was arrested about 1:45 p.m. on several complaints including indecent exposure after an employee at the Sheraton Hotel, 1 N Broadway, told police he exposed his genitals to her in a hallway, according to a police report.
Farris told police he was in town with his girlfriend to watch her daughter compete in a cheerleading competition at Cox Convention Center, across the street from the hotel.
Police said several cheerleaders and their parents staying at the hotel complained of a man acting creepy, but the employee was the only one who reported seeing Farris expose himself.
The employee said she saw a man wearing a T-shirt and pajama pants come out of the stairwell on the fifth floor of the hotel. He asked her for a wash cloth. As she handed him the wash cloth, he turned toward her with his pants pulled down exposing his genitals.
The employee said she went into a nearby room as the man took a towel and went back into the stairwell.
Several parents also complained to staff that the man was acting strangely on the sixth floor of the hotel. One of those parents pointed Farris out to police as he walked on the sidewalk outside the hotel.
Police said they arrested Farris after they found marijuana and a pipe on him. The hotel employee also identified him as the man who exposed himself to her.
Farris' girlfriend said he had been arrested before for exposing himself, but she did not know the details.
Farris was taken to the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of indecent exposure, engaging in an act of lewdness, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.