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Police arrest 19-year-old in indecent exposure case at multiple Dutch Bros. locations

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A 19 year-old Eugene man has been arrested and charged with three counts of public indecency for a series of exposure incidents occurring at Eugene and Springfield Dutch Brothers drive-thru coffee kiosks, Springfield Police said.

The man targeted female clerks, exposing his genitals while exchanging small talk with the women during drive-thru transactions, according to police.

It was during one such interaction on October 16 at 4:23 pm that Carlos Michael Patton, age 19 of Eugene, was contacted by a female manager after a barista reported Patton had exposed himself to her while she was taking his order, police said.

During the contact with the female manager, Patton continued to expose himself to the manager while speaking to her and disclosed among other things that he was a student at LCC, according to police.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video of the incident and obtained a license plate number from the vehicle. Locating the vehicle at Lane Community College, Public Safety staff at the college assisted Springfield Police in obtaining leads regarding Patton and arrested him at his Eugene residence.

Patton was lodged at the Springfield Municipal Jail for four counts of Public indecency for his conduct during three visits to Dutch Bros. drive-thru kiosks at Coburg Road and Gateway locations, police said.

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