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Clermont police arrest man accused of exposing himself to women

Two women claim Jon Paul Navarro exposed himself to them last Saturday

CLERMONT, Fla. – A man wanted for exposing himself to two different women last weekend was arrested Friday afternoon by Lake County sheriff's deputies.

According to the Lake County Jail website, Jon Paul Navarro, 32, was arrested just after 5 p.m. -- hours after Clermont police alerted the public they were searching for him.

Police say the first incident was reported Saturday at the Publix grocery store on Citrus Tower Boulevard. A woman said she was putting groceries in her vehicle when she heard someone from behind her ask for directions to the nearest Walmart.

When the victim turned around, she said she saw Navarro in a silver car with his penis exposed, according to the incident report. The woman quickly turned away and Navarro drove off, police said.

While police were investigating that incident, they received a call about a similar crime at BJ's Wholesale on U.S. Highway 27.

In that case, a woman was putting groceries in her vehicle around 5:20 p.m. when Navarro pulled up behind her in a Hyundai Sonata, asking for directions to Walmart, police said.

When the victim turned around, she saw Navarro was exposing himself and touching himself, according to a news release. The woman memorized the license plate number and provided it to Clermont police, telling them it was a silver Hyundai Sonata.

News 6 found a silver Hyundai Sonata in Navarro's driveway Friday night.

A man identifying himself as his brother told News 6 their mother had died on Monday, and the car belonged to her.

He said he had no idea police were looking for his brother, and he was expecting him home any minute.

According to the jail website, Navarro was being booked into jail at that moment.

Police said it's possible that Navarro could be connected to similar incidents, and they're asking anyone who might be a victim to report them.

Navarro's bond was set at $1,000. Jail records Saturday showed he was no longer in custody.


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