Brookline man arrested, charged with exposing himself on city streets

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PITTSBURGH —

A Brookline man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly exposing himself to people several times since May.

On May 28, two women reported to police that a man exposed himself as they walked near the intersection of Pioneer Avenue and Kenilworth Street.

According to police, the man exposed himself from a vehicle at the intersection as the women were waiting to cross.

The man reportedly drove away as one of the women called police. The women noted the license plate number of the vehicle, which was found to be owned by a resident on Bellaire Avenue, police said.

In another incident on June 8, police arrested Daniel Hays, 26, at a Bellaire Avenue home after he was seen exposing himself in the Brookline area.

On Wednesday, police responded to a report of a man in a gold Toyota Corolla exposing himself on Southern Avenue.

A woman told police she was walking on Southern Avenue when the man pulled up to her in his vehicle and asked if she needed a ride. She told officers that she declined the offer and continued walking, but the man continued to drive alongside her and again asked if she wanted a ride.

Police said the woman turned toward the vehicle, when she noticed his pants were down and he was exposing himself.

“Makes me not want to let my kid outside to play or anything,” said Justine Weimer.

“I think it’s disgusting,” said Tina Weimer.

The man drove away when the woman said she was calling police, authorities said. She obtained the license plate number, which was traced to Hays’ Bellaire Avenue address, police said.

Hays was taken into custody at the home Wednesday afternoon. He was charged with open lewdness as well as endangering the welfare of a child after officers found Hays to be living in deplorable conditions in the home he shared with his son, 12, and mother.

Hays’ mother, Theresa Rodgers, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child.