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Luis Mendez accused of masturbating in front of children at bus stop

Man, 52, claimed he wanted children to see his 'banana,' deputies say

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WEST PARK, Fla. – A man from West Park is facing lewd and lascivious and indecent exposure charges after he pulled his pants down in the middle of a road and began masturbating in front of children who were standing at a bus stop, deputies said.

The incident was reported Friday in the area of Clifton and Sutton Road in West Park.

Parents of the children called 911, and Broward Sheriff's Office deputies quickly arrived at the scene.

According to an arrest report, Luis Mendez, 52, told deputies that he didn't expect them to arrive so quickly, but he was just celebrating Halloween and wanted the children to see his "banana."

Deputies said they were approached by a woman who said Mendez went up to her daughter the day before and said, "I was looking for you." She said she and her daughter had never seen Mendez before.

A 14-year-old girl also told deputies that she saw Mendez pull his pants down and begin masturbating while she was in the car with her mother.

Mendez was taken to a BSO substation, where he spontaneously pulled out his penis and said, "Three women, suck my banana," deputies said.

According to the report, Mendez also began masturbating inside the holding cell.

He was later taken to the main Broward County jail.

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