Authorities said that a Florida pest control and lawn care employee exposed himself to two different ladies on two different occasions, leading to his arrest.
Tyler Mountain, 27, of Lake Whales, Florida, was detained and charged with indecent display and lewd exhibition to an older person for events that occurred in July and October, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
On October 26, 2023, detectives were called in after a 76-year-old woman reported to the sheriff’s office that a local pest control and lawn care company employee had exposed himself to her while he was in her home.
The woman added that the man—later identified as Mountain—was inside and could give her a quote for pest management.
However, she claimed to police that when he emerged from her lavatory, Mountain had his pants on and had called out for assistance due to a damaged zipper. The woman refused.
When detectives contacted the company that employed Mountain, a regional manager informed them that Mountain’s job had been terminated following the discovery of the complaint.
It was also the second time the company had received a complaint of that nature regarding Mountain, the manager informed the detective.
The victim of a previous incident in Haines City was not available for detectives to speak with over the matter, according to the sheriff’s office, despite the fact that the suspect was detained on November 22 for the October incident.
Upon her return, the victim met with a detective who discovered that, on July 24, 2023, Mountain had visited her residence to take care of the lawn. Like in the earlier incident, he allegedly exposed himself there and said his zip was broken.
As a result of the July-related accusations, detectives detained Mountain on November 25.
“This man used his work position to gain access to the homes of these women, and then sexually exposed himself – this behaviour is disgusting and predatory,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “We believe it’s possible that more victims of this man could be out there, and if that’s the case, we want them to come forward.”