A Bucks County Sheriff Deputy arrested after allegedly exposing himself at Silver Lake Park located in Bristol.
Stephen R Springfield, 39, was charged Saturday with indecent exposure, open lewdness, and disorderly conduct following reports during the week.
Beginning Tuesday, October 3 around 6:30 p.m. a woman saw a man in a red pickup truck aiming his phone at her. The woman noticed pornography on the screen and attempted to ignore him while he jiggled Starburst Chews out his window.
The woman replied “No thank you,” to his offer and he then asked her if she wanted Skittles or Smarties. Once again, her answer was no.
According to the affidavit, Springfield then took out his penis and began to pull as if to “masturbate.” Before she left the park, he asked her if she liked pornography and stated he did.
The woman returned to the park the next day and saw Springfield’s red Chevrolet.
This time, on October 4, Springfield was talking to a boy about 10 or 12 years old when the woman approached him and told him to “beat it” and “not come back.” The woman warned the boy to stay away, and the boy said Springfield asked him questions.
By Friday, October 6, the woman again saw Springfield’s truck at Silver Lake Park. She began to take pictures of his vehicle’s license plate and when he noticed he, “high tailed it out of there.”
Thomas Booz, Park Ranger, spoke with the woman and an additional witness who had similar photos and stories of Springfield.
Rangers Booz and Frank Arrivello were called to the park on Saturday for a report of a Springfield sighting. When they arrived, he was no longer on the scene or at his home on Arthur Avenue in Bristol.
Springfield was eventually questioned Saturday via telephone. He claimed he did not know why the interview was happening until police told him they had witnesses. Springfield then said his acts were, “probably exactly what they said.” He told them he was “excited” by pornography and that he did not ask the woman to do anything.
Bucks County Detective Frank Groome and Rangers Booz and Arrivello put together the facts of the incident.
Springfield is expected back in court for a preliminary hearing on October 18. He has been released on $25,000 unsecured bail.