A Woodlawn man was arrested Wednesday after police allegedly saw him masturbating in his car outside of a Pikesville restaurant.
Darren Dabney 44, of the 100 block of Kettle Court, has been charged with indecent exposure and several traffic violations, according to Lt. Michael DiCara, assistant commander at the Pikesville precinct.
At about 1 p.m., an anonymous caller phoned 911 to report that a man sitting in a car was touching himself inappropriately in public while watching female customers go in and out of Panera Bread.
An unmarked police car set up near the restaurant and "watched him make a movement" consistent with that report, DiCara said.
When a marked police car came to the site, two women went over to that car, which allegedly startled Dabney, who pulled out of the parking lot.
He was arrested nearby, DiCara said.