Police arrest man suspected of exposing himself near bus stop
COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man Thursday after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman and her two kids near a bus stop.
Prosecutors charged John Snyder, 38, with sexual misconduct. According to a probable cause statement, the woman was at the bus stop on Highland Drive with her children Thursday morning. She said she heard one of her sons say "stop doing that," so she turned around and saw Snyder standing in a driveway making a masturbation-like motion.
The woman said she couldn't tell if he was actually masturbating, but told her kids to turn away and asked Snyder to stop. At that point, she said Snyder mooned her.
According to the probable cause statement, Snyder told police he went out to get the newspaper, and admitted he exposed his genitals to the woman.
Snyder was booked into jail on $5,000 bond with the conditions he not be on the premises of any park, school, or area where children might be present.