Police arrest man for exposing himself inside Walmart

Published: Feb. 27, 2012 at 5:01 PM EST
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Christopher Saia (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Christopher Saia (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A Pawleys Island man remains behind bars after allegedly exposing himself inside a local Walmart Friday, but it's not his first brush with the law on sex related charges.

In a police report obtained by WMBF News, officers with the Horry County Police Department responded to the Walmart located at 2751 Beaver Run Blvd. in the Surfside Beach area just before 5 p.m. Friday in reference to an indecent exposure.

Officers met with two Walmart employees who told police they saw Christopher Robert Saia, 21, expose himself inside the store in the clothing area. The employees said a woman was in the area Saia was exposing himself, however, she did not see anything.

Once Saia saw the employees, he reportedly covered himself back up. Saia was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

But it's not his first arrest on a sex related crime. In July, Saia was arrested and charged with prostitution after officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department reportedly witnessed him engaging in a sex act with a woman on a picnic table.

Saia reportedly told officers the woman offered to perform the sex act in exchange for a cigarette.

He remains incarcerated in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on a $10,000 bond for the indecent exposure charge at this time.

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