Alleged flasher banned from all Walmart stores

by Wes Mayer

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Astin

A 69-year-old man was charged with public indecency Wednesday afternoon after he was caught by Walmart security officers exposing himself near women shopping in the Newnan store.

This is reportedly the fourth time David Frank Astin, 69, has been charged with public indecency, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Although public indecency is only a misdemeanor charge, Astin has been given a much harsher punishment through Walmart – he has been banned from entering any Walmart store worldwide, or he will face criminal trespassing charges, Yarbrough said.

Around 5:30 p.m., security officers at the Newnan Walmart on Bullsboro Drive witnessed Astin expose and fondle himself while driving around the aisles in a motorized scooter, Yarbrough said. According to Yarbrough, Astin would follow women around in the scooter with his pants unzipped – if he came to an aisle with numerous women, he would stand up and fondle himself. Astin would try to cover himself up around any men, but security officers caught him on camera and took him into custody.

Authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office arrived and charged Astin with public indecency, and he was transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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