Police: Sarasota man arrested after exposing himself to women around town

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SARASOTA, Fla. - A Sarasota homeless man has been arrested after police say he exposed himself in a lewd manner to three women around the downtown area in recent weeks.

27-year-old Michael Willett has been charged with three counts of Exposure of Sexual Organs.

According to Sarasota Police reports, Willett was seen on February 12th by a woman exiting the back door of a restaurant on Lime Avenue just north of Fruitville Road.  The woman told police he was masturbating across the alley, which is a short distance from a church and day care.

Another woman reported on February 18th that Willett followed her while masturbating as she walked along the 700 block of Central Avenue in the Rosemary District.

Then on February 20th, another woman says Willett followed her vehicle into the parking garage near the Hollywood 20 Theater on Main Street. She says when she exited her vehicle, he began masturbating.

A records search on Willetts indicates several previous arrests for indecent exposure in the past.

  • 5/20/2011 in Pinellas County
  • 4/29/2012 in Sarasota near Fruitville & Cattlemen
  • 7/19/2012 in Sarasota on Bougainvillia Street
  • 8/2/2012 in Sarasota on Main Street