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Police: Littlestown man charged after being seen masturbating outside store at Gettysburg Outlets

GETTYSBURG, Adams County — State Police have charged a 28-year-old Littlestown man with indecent exposure after they say he was found masturbating outside a bookstore in the Gettysburg Outlets on the 1800 block of Village Drive.

According to police, Steven James Boose went to the outlets at approximately 9:51 p.m. on Sept. 18. He allegedly removed his clothes, stood in the parking lot in front of the Book Warehouse, and began masturbating. A female employee told police she saw Boose “touching himself.”

The victim saw Boose leave in a vehicle and got its registration number, police say. She later positively identified Boose from a photo lineup.

Police questioned Boose at his residence. Boose allegedly admitted to stripping naked and masturbating at the store, police say. He told police he did not think the employee could see him, according to the criminal complaint. When he realized she could, he told police he became alarmed and left, police say.

Boose said it was not the first time had had masturbated in front of the store, according to the criminal complaint. He allegedly told police he had done it at least 10 times at the Gettysburg Outlets over the last few months, and had also done it in Hanover as well.

Boose was also charged with open lewdness and disorderly conduct in the incident, police say.