Man arrested for exposing self at department store

Michael Rooth (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Michael Rooth (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

WESTERN HILLS, OH (FOX19) - A local man has been arrested for exposing himself at the Western Hills TJ Maxx.

Michael Rooth, 28, is charged with two counts of public indecency.

Police say Rooth knowingly exposed himself to employees and customers at the TJ Maxx on two separate occasions. He allegedly took an article of clothing to the dressing room and completely disrobed with the dressing room curtain open while standing in the doorway.

According to court documents, he pleasured himself on one of the occasions.

Rooth was captured on surveillance video and identified after the video aired in the local media.

Rooth entered a written plea of not guilty and will be back in court on May 20.

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