Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit
Derek Hardison (Suspect – Arrested)
Address: 10794 106th Street, Largo
Charge: Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a Largo man for Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition after exposing himself in a retail store.
The crime occurred on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and the suspect was arrested on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at about 9:19 a.m.
The crime occurred at the Burlington Coat Factory located at 7351 Seminole Boulevard in Seminole.
The suspect was arrested at 10202 Seminole Boulevard.
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a Largo man for Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition after exposing his penis in public.
On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 37-year-old Derek Hardison went to the Burlington Coat Factory in Seminole and was seen on surveillance video walking inside. Hardison selected a bottle of lotion, walked around the store with his penis visible then left the store.
According to detectives, an 11-year-old child observed Hardison with his penis exposed when he walked through the toy section. The child told their parent who later notified law enforcement.
Investigators say Hardison left in his distinctive Nissan pick-up truck and, using various investigative techniques, positively identified him as the suspect in the store’s surveillance video.
Hardison was arrested on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and transported to the Sheriff’s Administration Building at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo for an interview. He did not provide a statement.
Hardison was transported to the Pinellas County Jail where he is charged with Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition.
Detectives are asking if you have any further information or believe you may have been a victim to contact Pinellas County Detective Curtin at (727) 582-6200.
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