MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - Mandeville police say an officer caught a man masturbating in his car in the parking lot of Northlake Shopping Center.
The officer arrested 22-year-old Sean David Rhodes of Mandeville around 6:30 p.m. Monday. He faces one count of obscenity.
Mandeville Police say they had received a complaint of a man masturbating in a gray 2006 Nissan Altima in the shopping center parking lot, located in the 1800 block of North Causeway Approach.
Police say when the first responding officer arrived, the officer caught Rhodes still in the act in the Altima.
According to Mandeville Police, a first obscenity offense carries a fine of between $1,000 and $2,000 and between six months to three years in prison.
Rhodes was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.