A man allegedly showed his genitals to a 12-year-old child in a PetSmart on Saturday. It happened at 5:30pm in Greenville.
Witnesses said 58-year-old Edward Watson of Washington lifted his pants to expose himself to the child. Police chased the suspect from the store. He attempted to get away by going into several other stores.
He was last seen by a witness running into the woods behind Tripp's Restaurant. Officers used a police dog to find the man. He was found hiding near the Lynndale subdivision.
Watson was arrested and charged with Indecent Exposure.
He was jailed at the Pitt County Detention Center under $1,000 bond.