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Newton Man Charged with Exposing Himself in T.J. Maxx

The following information was supplied by the Brookline Police Department. Charges listed do not imply convictions.

On February 1, Officers responded to a report of a man exposing himself in the women’s shoes section of the T.J. Maxx at 525 Harvard Street at 4:50 p.m..

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the Loss Prevention Worker, who stated there was a man in the store “following women around with his penis out.” The Loss Prevention Employee provided a description of the suspect. The officer headed over to the shoes section and saw with a man wearing a black jacket and an orange and white hat browsing the area that fit the description of the suspect as provided by Dispatch.

When the suspect noticed the officer, he quickly made his way towards the exit, but officers were able to stop him. The suspect provided an international student card as his identification. The suspect stated that he was in the women’s section looking for shoes for his wife. At this point, the officer told the suspect that there were reports of him exposing himself, which the suspect denied repeatedly.

The Loss Prevention Employee stated that they had observed the suspect acting strangely via the security cameras. They reportedly witnessed the suspect take interest in a shopper who was looking at the merchandise in the shoes section. The victim stated that she saw the suspect adjust his pants as if he were unzipping his fly. At this point, the victim claimed that the suspect exposed himself to her.  She claimed to be “totally disgusted” by what she saw.

The suspect was arrested without instance. During the booking process, the suspect supplied officers with several forms of identification with different names on them, including a fishing license and a bogus Massachusetts Identification Card.

Kelislei Pereira, 35, of 44 Westgate Road, Newton, was charged with open and gross lewdness, furnishing a false name, and possessing a fake or forged registry document. 

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