Northern York County Regional Police charged an East Manchester Township man in connection with an alleged indecent exposure incident that happened in broad daylight.

Police allege Jeffrey Lynn Mease, 48, of 75 Stonecrop Lane, exposed his genitals while masturbating as he sat in his van that was parked in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 300 block of Loucks Road in Manchester Township just before 2 p.m. on Aug. 19.

A woman, who had her 11 month old child with her, saw the incident and alerted police, according to Mease's charging documents.

The woman was able to get the van's license plate number, allowing police to track down Mease at his job nearby, documents state.

When asked about the incident, Mease told an officer that he pulled into the parking lot because he had "time to kill" and that he was merely scratching himself, documents state.

Nonetheless, Mease is charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct, police said.

A phone number of Mease could not be located and he could not be reached for comment.

Anyone else who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact police at (717) 292-3647, or through

— Reach Greg Gross at