Suspect flashes people at three W. Valley stores

Posted at 9:46 PM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-07 10:32:34-04

A Valley man was arrested, facing several felony indecent exposure charges, after police say he pulled down his pants at three stores in west Phoenix and was finally arrested, hiding in a backyard of a nearby neighborhood home.

Terence Clark, 25, was found hiding under a boat in the backyard of a home near 33rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road, according to court documents.

“He cleared that fence pretty good,” said Chuck Barritt, who chased after the suspect.

Police were chasing after Clark because they had several calls of a man exposing himself. It started at the Smart and Final on 35th Avenue and Greenway Road.

Clark is accused of flashing a woman in the meat section, then hiding behind the liquor shelves. Police were called, but the suspect escaped.

The incidents continued to happen down the street at 35th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. Police say Clark had his pants down inside a Ross Dress for Less. The suspect then went to a Dollar Tree store, with his pants down and was seen by a 10-year-old girl with her mom. 

“Pervert little punk,” said Barritt.

The crimes all came to an end in Barritt's backyard. He and his grandson chased after a man who bolted into their backyard and they followed him to the next door neighbor’s house, where he was found hiding under a boat.

“He was sitting there, bragging saying he outran the cops and he gets away from them all the time,” said Barritt.

Barritt is now pressing charges against Clark for criminal trespassing.