Door-To-Door Flasher Exposes Himself To Police Chief

Brody Hall, 22, was arrested for allegedly drunkenly going door-to-door as a flasher and exposing himself after he ended up at the police chief’s home. The northwestern Pennsylvania man is jailed on charges he was drunk, exposing and harassing his neighbors.

It’s unusual that he went to the one house owned by the man who operates the local county jail. Hall had no clue who’s home it was, he was just in a hurry to expose himself to whoever answered. However, that didn’t work out for him.

Chief Rich Shopene says he encountered Hall when he knocked on his door around 6:15 a.m. Sunday and told the him he was there to “scare the children.”

Exhibitionism as a disorder was first described in a scientific journal in 1877 by a French physician and psychiatrist Charles Lasègue (1809–1883). A person who has to expose themselves is diagnosed with the psychological disorder if it interferes with the quality of life or normal functioning capacity of the individual.

The chief says Hall tried to push past him into the house, but Shopene wrestled Hall to the ground and arrested him. Online court records do not list an attorney for Hall who remained in the Erie County Jail on Tuesday.

The chief says he later learned that Hall had approached other doors in the neighborhood before he arrived at the chief’s house. Hall faces charges including indecent exposure and terroristic threats.

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