Cops: Man Pleasured Self, Then Departed From A Kum & Go Store

An Iowan pleasured himself outside a Kum & Go store and then departed for his nearby apartment, according to an indecent exposure complaint filed following his arrest yesterday.

According to cops, victims called 911 to report that an “unknown male had said sexual things to them and began masturbating in their presence” while outside the convenience store in Iowa City.

After a police canvass near the Kum & Go, officers identified Kenneth Lee Kelly, 54, as a suspect in the public pleasure session. “Multiple subjects from Kum & Go, neighboring businesses, and apartments identified the defendant as the subject in the photos,” cops reported.

Contacted at home, Kelly denied he was the individual captured on surveillance video. Kelly, however, “confirmed he had clothing that matched the video” and showed police a hat that was an “identical match” to the one worn by the suspect during the deed earlier this year.

A search warrant at Kelly’s apartment resulted in the seizure of garments that “matched surveillance and traffic camera video from this incident.” Additionally, a photo lineup was conducted and “victims...independently identified” Kelly as the 12:30 AM Kum & Go masturbator.

Seen above, Kelly was arrested Thursday and booked into jail for indecent exposure, a “serious misdemeanor” for which bond has yet to be set.

When questioned by police, Kelly reportedly “claimed he wasn’t exposing himself,” but instead was just “scratching his genitals.”

Kelly’s rap sheet includes convictions for felony theft, narcotics possession, driving without a license, and marijuana possession.