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Former Palmer's employee charged with public indecency

Updated 9:37 am, Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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A Norwalk man is facing multiple charges after police said he exposed himself to shoppers at Palmer's Market, 264 Heights Road, in Darien.

Santiago Lara, 19, of 246 Main St., was charged with three counts of public indecency and three counts of disorderly conduct on Oct. 10, after turning himself in on a warrant.

The charges stem from two incidents that took place at Palmer's Market, where Lara was an employee, on Sept. 18.

In the first incident, the victim told police she was checking out groceries when Lara walked by and exposed himself to her. He then walked down an aisle and exposed himself a second time, police said.

During the Sept. 21 incident, a second female said she was shopping and noticed Lara standing at the end of an aisle where he then exposed himself, police said.

Police used store video to positively identify Lara.

Though Lara did not admit to the offenses, police said the investigation developed sufficient probable cause for the arrest warrant.

According to police Lara surrendered himself, posted a $1,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 19.