Customer exposes himself to workers at a Southend fish and chip shop

Customer exposes himself to workers at a Southend fish and chip shop

Customer exposes himself to workers at a Southend fish and chip shop

First published in Southend

POLICE are on the hunt for a man after he indecently exposed himself to workers at a Mr Chippy in Southend.

It is believed the man exposed himself to staff members at the takeaway joint on Thursday, July 3, at about 10.50am.

He placed his order at the shop and as the woman serving turned around to prepare it he dropped his trousers.

He is described as a white man, in his late 40s to early 50s and is around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build.

He was wearing a grey tracksuit and a dark cap which had a white band on the front.

Anybody who recognises him should contact PC William Cheung at Southend via Essex Police 101 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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8:22pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Nebs says...

A flash in the pan.
A flash in the pan. Nebs
  • Score: 4

8:24pm Mon 4 Aug 14

scrounger‎ says...

This woman didn't believe I was a flasher, I showed her.
This woman didn't believe I was a flasher, I showed her. scrounger‎
  • Score: -9

9:36pm Mon 4 Aug 14

boo beckett says...

I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.
I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable. boo beckett
  • Score: -29

10:06pm Mon 4 Aug 14

heartbeat says...

Battered sausage please with a couple of pickled eggs.
Battered sausage please with a couple of pickled eggs. heartbeat
  • Score: 14

10:12pm Mon 4 Aug 14

abd123 says...

If this man has serious mental health issues that take the form of this sexual deviancy to innocent shop workers then he should be caught. The only reasonable way to catch him is to show the picture. However this act does not indicate serious mental health issues, more like criminal behaviour.
If this man has serious mental health issues that take the form of this sexual deviancy to innocent shop workers then he should be caught. The only reasonable way to catch him is to show the picture. However this act does not indicate serious mental health issues, more like criminal behaviour. abd123
  • Score: 19

10:43pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

He did another chippy too, same thing, infact same story that was on here earlier today, unless i am having a de ja vu moment.
He did another chippy too, same thing, infact same story that was on here earlier today, unless i am having a de ja vu moment. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 2

11:15pm Mon 4 Aug 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Yes it was up earlier - I have to assume that the comments got out of hand. For my part, I didnt know whether to laugh or cry - laugh at the story generally or cry at some of the po-faced comments. So settled for both.
Yes it was up earlier - I have to assume that the comments got out of hand. For my part, I didnt know whether to laugh or cry - laugh at the story generally or cry at some of the po-faced comments. So settled for both. GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 1

3:14am Tue 5 Aug 14

Southchurch75 says...

How do you go about establishing proof of this incident?
How do you go about establishing proof of this incident? Southchurch75
  • Score: -3

7:56am Tue 5 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

scrounger‎ wrote:
This woman didn't believe I was a flasher, I showed her.
Did she get her magnifying glass out?
[quote][p][bold]scrounger‎[/bold] wrote: This woman didn't believe I was a flasher, I showed her.[/p][/quote]Did she get her magnifying glass out? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 7

8:01am Tue 5 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

boo beckett wrote:
I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.
nonsense.. these people can cause a lot of distress. To some people, having something like this happen to them can unsettle them.

And a lot of these idiots do stuff like this just to draw attention to themselves.

Let's have a little less sympathy with nutters who think displaying their meat and two veg in public is amusing and a bit more respect for their "victims".

Yes, lots of people may well just ignore it or laugh - but others might be disturbed.

What if kids were in the shop at the time. I wouldn't want any kids of mine exposed to something like that.

Nudity and exposed bodily parts is one thing; forcing it on an unwilling audience is quite another.
[quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.[/p][/quote]nonsense.. these people can cause a lot of distress. To some people, having something like this happen to them can unsettle them. And a lot of these idiots do stuff like this just to draw attention to themselves. Let's have a little less sympathy with nutters who think displaying their meat and two veg in public is amusing and a bit more respect for their "victims". Yes, lots of people may well just ignore it or laugh - but others might be disturbed. What if kids were in the shop at the time. I wouldn't want any kids of mine exposed to something like that. Nudity and exposed bodily parts is one thing; forcing it on an unwilling audience is quite another. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 6

8:10am Tue 5 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

we are all born naked, could be a naturist.
we are all born naked, could be a naturist. Robin Reliant
  • Score: -4

8:17am Tue 5 Aug 14

alarminstaller says...

boo beckett wrote:
I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.
What a wonderful and simple world you live in.

Try thinking just reasonably considering everyone concerned not just the idiot exposing himself.

Try considering if you daughter/granddaught
er was in the shop.

Sorry to say these days the minority and the loudest group in society have weakened criminal justice so much that eventually we will be arresting all the victims for being there.
[quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.[/p][/quote]What a wonderful and simple world you live in. Try thinking just reasonably considering everyone concerned not just the idiot exposing himself. Try considering if you daughter/granddaught er was in the shop. Sorry to say these days the minority and the loudest group in society have weakened criminal justice so much that eventually we will be arresting all the victims for being there. alarminstaller
  • Score: 12

9:00am Tue 5 Aug 14

boo beckett says...

alarminstaller wrote:
boo beckett wrote:
I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.
What a wonderful and simple world you live in.

Try thinking just reasonably considering everyone concerned not just the idiot exposing himself.

Try considering if you daughter/granddaught

er was in the shop.

Sorry to say these days the minority and the loudest group in society have weakened criminal justice so much that eventually we will be arresting all the victims for being there.
I'm not diminishing the crime. Of course, this sort of behaviour has victims and can be very frightening for those affected. However, I'm simply considering that there could be mental health issues involved here. What if it was your brother/father/grand
father who exposed themselves due to suffering from dementia? Would you want their photo up here?
[quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.[/p][/quote]What a wonderful and simple world you live in. Try thinking just reasonably considering everyone concerned not just the idiot exposing himself. Try considering if you daughter/granddaught er was in the shop. Sorry to say these days the minority and the loudest group in society have weakened criminal justice so much that eventually we will be arresting all the victims for being there.[/p][/quote]I'm not diminishing the crime. Of course, this sort of behaviour has victims and can be very frightening for those affected. However, I'm simply considering that there could be mental health issues involved here. What if it was your brother/father/grand father who exposed themselves due to suffering from dementia? Would you want their photo up here? boo beckett
  • Score: -11

11:23am Tue 5 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

"Nudity and exposed bodily parts is one thing"

As an expert on grammar and your constant pulling of people for using bad grammar; can you say if your contribution above is ideal?
"Nudity and exposed bodily parts is one thing" As an expert on grammar and your constant pulling of people for using bad grammar; can you say if your contribution above is ideal? ThisYear
  • Score: -10

12:50pm Tue 5 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
He did another chippy too, same thing, infact same story that was on here earlier today, unless i am having a de ja vu moment.
we must be living in a parallel universe, but it's just as hilarious in either version......
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: He did another chippy too, same thing, infact same story that was on here earlier today, unless i am having a de ja vu moment.[/p][/quote]we must be living in a parallel universe, but it's just as hilarious in either version...... pembury53
  • Score: -3

1:01pm Tue 5 Aug 14

stopmoaning1 says...

Southchurch75 wrote:
How do you go about establishing proof of this incident?
I expect you get witness statements, gather any other evidence available, arrest and interview the suspect and if necessary put the case before a court. It's a tried and tested method around the world
[quote][p][bold]Southchurch75[/bold] wrote: How do you go about establishing proof of this incident?[/p][/quote]I expect you get witness statements, gather any other evidence available, arrest and interview the suspect and if necessary put the case before a court. It's a tried and tested method around the world stopmoaning1
  • Score: 6

2:48pm Tue 5 Aug 14

mr.happy says...

EEL BE IN TROUBLE WHEN CAUGHT!
EEL BE IN TROUBLE WHEN CAUGHT! mr.happy
  • Score: 1

3:07pm Tue 5 Aug 14

TrevorO says...

boo beckett wrote:
I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.
I have made this point before that the media just bands around people's images and sometimes their names when nothing at all was proved against the person. He could be completely innocent.

Also this type of circulation is very filtered and when there are serious allegations against the Police, for example, it is hardly reported. The allegation alone is not seen as enough to warrant a story.
[quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.[/p][/quote]I have made this point before that the media just bands around people's images and sometimes their names when nothing at all was proved against the person. He could be completely innocent. Also this type of circulation is very filtered and when there are serious allegations against the Police, for example, it is hardly reported. The allegation alone is not seen as enough to warrant a story. TrevorO
  • Score: -6

3:08pm Tue 5 Aug 14

TrevorO says...

boo beckett wrote:
I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.
I have made this point before that the media just bands around people's images and sometimes their names when nothing at all was proved against the person. He could be completely innocent.

Also this type of circulation is very filtered and when there are serious allegations against the Police, for example, it is hardly reported. The allegation alone is not seen as enough to warrant a story.
[quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.[/p][/quote]I have made this point before that the media just bands around people's images and sometimes their names when nothing at all was proved against the person. He could be completely innocent. Also this type of circulation is very filtered and when there are serious allegations against the Police, for example, it is hardly reported. The allegation alone is not seen as enough to warrant a story. TrevorO
  • Score: -5

4:07pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

TrevorO wrote:
boo beckett wrote:
I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.
I have made this point before that the media just bands around people's images and sometimes their names when nothing at all was proved against the person. He could be completely innocent.

Also this type of circulation is very filtered and when there are serious allegations against the Police, for example, it is hardly reported. The allegation alone is not seen as enough to warrant a story.
I would say if they have his mug on show via the CCTV images you bet they also have the act of his in dropping his panties and showing off his winky and walnuts too, its all too simple to work out i mean they ain't going to show him in his full glory are they...Doh.
[quote][p][bold]TrevorO[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boo beckett[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure if this is very good journalism and I think the police have something to answer for too. This guy might have serious mental health problems and having his picture on a newspaper website like this could cause a lot of damage to him and his family. There's obviously something not quite right with him, and maybe a less public approach would be more acceptable.[/p][/quote]I have made this point before that the media just bands around people's images and sometimes their names when nothing at all was proved against the person. He could be completely innocent. Also this type of circulation is very filtered and when there are serious allegations against the Police, for example, it is hardly reported. The allegation alone is not seen as enough to warrant a story.[/p][/quote]I would say if they have his mug on show via the CCTV images you bet they also have the act of his in dropping his panties and showing off his winky and walnuts too, its all too simple to work out i mean they ain't going to show him in his full glory are they...Doh. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 5

12:48am Wed 6 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
scrounger‎ wrote:
This woman didn't believe I was a flasher, I showed her.
Did she get her magnifying glass out?
Gandy again smuttily referring to man bits...what a disgusting creature.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrounger‎[/bold] wrote: This woman didn't believe I was a flasher, I showed her.[/p][/quote]Did she get her magnifying glass out?[/p][/quote]Gandy again smuttily referring to man bits...what a disgusting creature. ThisYear
  • Score: -3

3:41pm Wed 6 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

Perhaps he was on the vinegar stroke.
Perhaps he was on the vinegar stroke. MilesBond
  • Score: 0

3:48pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

did anyone get a picture of his pickled wally or was it a battered sausage.............
take your helmet off when entering shops they say, maybe he is dyslexic and mistook off for out
did anyone get a picture of his pickled wally or was it a battered sausage............. take your helmet off when entering shops they say, maybe he is dyslexic and mistook off for out Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: 0

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