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Ridgewood Man Charged with Lewdness at Lemonade Stand

Sean Malone, 46, allegedly attempted to expose himself to children in Glen Rock on Friday.

A 46-year-old Ridgewood man is facing lewdness charges for attempting to in Glen Rock before fleeing when confronted by an adult, police said.

Three girls under the age of 13 were selling lemonade at the corner of Harristown and Highland roads when at around 3:15 p.m. a man in a white Toyota Siena approached them, according to Glen Rock Police Department Det. James Calaski 

Sean Malone, 46, of Prospect Street in Ridgewood, "argued with the girls for not using 'recyclable cups' and asked that they come to his vehicle so that he could use his own metal cup," Calaski said.

A woman supervising the girls was reportedly disturbed by the suspect's tone, approached the vehicle and "noticed his genitals were exposed," police claim.

A witness quickly moved the girls away from the suspect, who fled the scene.

Armed with a description of the suspect's vehicle and registration provided by a witness, police were able to track Malone to his Ridgewood home at around 11 p.m., according to Calaski.

Ridgewood police assisted in the arrest. Charged with lewdness, a fourth degree crime, Malone was remanded to Bergen County Jail on $10,000 bail, with no 10 percent option.

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Bill Grae September 04, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Moral of the story: the complacency that is rampant in our community should be carefully mitigated. Not abandoned - we don't need bars on our windows - but folks in this area need to wake up to the reality that events like this do not only happen in other area codes. When i used to go out on photography assignments for the Ridgewood News, I was always flabbergasted that very few parents ever bothered to look at me twice when I was wandering around - at street festivals, Graydon Pool, Citizens' Park etc - photographing their kids. True, there were always plenty of folks who recognized me, and I always went out of my way to introduce myself. And, well, I probably don't give off the "creep" vibe most of the time. But still, there I was with a huge lens, a big black camera, a pudgy middle-aged guy at Graydon Pool photographing kids in bathing suits - two years running - and no one gave me a second look. I usually had to seek out parents to introduce myself and let them know that their son or daughter might be appearing in the newspaper. The few times parents wanted to know who the heck I was, and why I was photographing their child, it was almost a relief to explain. Folks really need to wake up here.
tourretes guy September 09, 2012 at 02:53 AM
whack job
tourretes guy September 09, 2012 at 02:54 AM
what a nut
Law sucks February 06, 2013 at 02:56 AM
He is now stalking my mother. He was a home health aide to my mothers patient. Very scary. He needs supervision ASAP. We have contacted the authorities already. It's sad really and a shame the law waits for something more severe to happen before they put people like this away for good.
Andrew J February 06, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Law, Did the authorities take your complaint seriously? This guy needs to be dealt with before he does serious harm to people in our community.

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