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Police: Man performed lewd act in front of children, adults

Reginald Norwood (source: LMDC) Reginald Norwood (source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Metro police arrested a man accused of inappropriately touching himself in front of children and adults in broad daylight in downtown Louisville.

"It's horrible. I mean there are kids walking around everywhere. There are field trips and people just trying to have their lunch in the park. It's disgusting," eyewitness Jessica Callahan said about what she saw at a downtown park at 7th and Main Streets.

She said Reginald Norwood, 43, has repeatedly been there, inappropriately touching himself in front of everyone.

"He never spoke a word to anybody. He was on his cell phone the whole time. He wasn't stumbling around, he wasn't in dirty clothes. He had on nice tennis shoes and blue and white plaid shorts and a white tee shirt," she said.

Police said Norwood took it a step further Wednesday afternoon.

Officers said he committed the same lewd act at Water Front Park, right in front of multiple children from a daycare who were at the park.

Callahan said she's called police before, after seeing Norwood in this park, but said officers would just miss him.

His luck ran out Wednesday.

"I called the cops again for the third time. They got there in time this time and two female officers walked over to him and one of them pulled out their taser and he took off running," Callahan told WAVE 3's Matt McCutcheon.

Police chased Norwood on foot and were able to arrest him at the corner of 7th and Market Streets.

But as it turns out, this isn't his first offense for the same act, which makes Callahan worry it'll happen again.

"Who knows what's going to happen to him after all this ends. Is he going to be in jail for 10 days and then get out and go to his favorite spot?"

Norwood is charged with indecent exposure, fleeing and evading police and disorderly conduct.

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