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Police: Masturbating man arrested with pot at Walmart

James City County Police responded to the Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot around 4:20 p.m. Oct. 6 after a woman reported there was a man parked in a vehicle next to hers masturbating. (Courtesy Google Maps)
James City County Police responded to the Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot around 4:20 p.m. Oct. 6 after a woman reported there was a man parked in a vehicle next to hers masturbating. (Courtesy Google Maps)

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after police say he exposed himself and masturbated in front of women in public twice, including once in the Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot.

James City County Police responded to the Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot around 4:20 p.m. Oct. 6 after a woman reported there was a man parked next to her masturbating in a vehicle, police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said.

Police found Zachary Lee Taylor, of James City County, in the parking lot with an “odor of marijuana” around his person and vehicle, police said.

Police searched his car and found a bag containing marijuana, Williams said.

Police arrested Taylor, took him into custody and charged him with two counts of indecent exposure and possession of marijuana, Williams said.

Police also believe Taylor was involved in another indecent exposure incident two days earlier. A woman called police around 5:40 p.m. Oct. 4 to report a man had exposed himself after asking for directions.

The woman said she was on Neck-o-land Road when a man drove up and asked for directions. When the woman approached his car, he exposed himself and began masturbating, police said.

Police were not able to find the man, but said the vehicle description and other personal identifiers match in both the Walmart and Neck-o-land incidents.

Taylor is scheduled to appear in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court at 8:31 a.m. Oct. 24.

Taylor is currently in custody, according to online court records.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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