Wednesday, June 26, 2013
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- A man is facing charges in both Richmond and Columbia counties after allegedly exposing himself.
Chad Stefani, 24, was initially arrested by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. He turned himself in to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday night and posted a $2,600 bond for a public indecency charge.
One of the incidents Stefani is accused in happened on June 20 in a parking lot on Wheeler Road. The victims say a man drove up next to them and asked them what they thought about his penis. They say that when they dismissed him, he got out of his truck and exposed himself, telling them to "look." That's when the victims say the man got back in his car and drove away. The victims were able to get the man's license plate number.
On June 19, a woman says she was driving along Bluff Road in Columbia County when a man in a truck pulled up beside her and asked if he could ask her a question. She says he asked, "Can you tell me what you think about the way my penis looks?" The woman says she didn't see the man expose himself but believes he was going to.
After hearing about Stefani's arrest, a woman came forward on Tuesday saying she was sure he was the man who exposed her in the parking lot of the Evans Family YMCA on June 12. She says Stefanie drove up near her and said, "Can I ask you a question?" to which she replied, "Yes." The woman says he exposed himself to her and yelled, "Is it small?"
Another incident happened on April 30 when a woman says she was driving along I-20 westbound near the rest stop when she saw a man in the truck next to her lift himself up and expose himself. The woman was able to get his license plate number and identified him as Stefani.
The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating Stefani in connection to an incident on April 4. A woman says she was at Greg’s Gas Plus on West Martintown Road when a man in a pickup truck flashed her. The woman called followed him and got his tag number. She later identified the man as Stefani. Officials with the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office say they are coordinating with the other agencies involved in the case and may pursue a warrant against Stefani at the appropriate time.
On April 2, a woman said she was approached by a man driving a pickup truck as she was getting out of her car in the parking lot of Lake Crossing Nursing Home on Washington Road. She says the man asked for directions, then flashed her as he drove off. The victim has identified Stefani as the man in the truck.