A Waupaca man was arrested after a clerk at Little Caesar’s told police his genitals were hanging out of his pants when he ordered his pizza.
A clerk at Walgreen’s had reported a similar incident a month earlier.
Travis P. Useman, 25, is charged with a felony count of exposing genitals to a child, two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior and two counts of disorderly conduct.
On Saturday, Jan. 23, Waupaca Police Officer Nicole Hahn responded to a call from Walgreen’s. A clerk said a customer came to her register with his penis hanging out of his pants. She told the officer she did not know who the man was.
Hahn obtained a copy of the man’s credit card number. Detective Sgt. Brian Hoelzel traced the number to the Navy Federal Credit Union and obtained a subpoena to obtain more information on the account.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Waupaca Police Officer Dan Wasrud was dispatched to Little Caesar’s. A 15-year-old employee told him a man entered the store and purchased a pizza. She said the man’s genitals were hanging out of his pants.
She told police she was very uncomfortable and flustered by the incident.
The man left, then returned a short time later and apologized, saying it was an accident.
Wasrud viewed security video of the incident and could see the man’s genitals exposed through his open zipper.
The officer then emailed photos from the security video to other officers. The suspect was later identified as Useman.
Investigators say the Department of Motor Vehicles’ photo of Useman also matched the photo of the suspect.
Waupaca Police Officer Bret Rodenz and Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Pete Kraeger went to Useman’s home, where Rodenz photographed a truck in the driveway that matched the truck in the Little Caesar’s security video.
Useman was taken to the Waupaca police station, where Hahn questioned him about the incident.
According to the criminal complaint, Useman told Hahn it was an accident that his zipper was open, and he did not realize it until he left the store.
Hahn said she thought one time could be an accident, but not twice.
Useman later told Hahn he exposed himself on purpose and had also exposed himself once in the Appleton area.
“The defendant admitted he got an adrenaline rush when he did it and then immediately felt remorseful,” the complaint says.