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Man pleads guilty to public indecency in SE Portland Halloween store

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Nigel Smith, jail booking photo Nigel Smith, jail booking photo
Spirit Halloween store in SE Portland (KPTV file image) Spirit Halloween store in SE Portland (KPTV file image)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man who exposed himself in a Halloween costume shop in southeast Portland pleaded guilty Friday to the charge of public indecency.

Nigel Smith was arrested Oct. 27, 2015.

Police responded to the Spirit Halloween store on the 10500 block of Southeast Stark Street on reports of a fight.

Officers arrived to find three men holding down another man on the sidewalk in front of the store.

An officer noted a "very noticeable wet spot" on the front of the suspect's sweat shorts, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The affidavit states Smith claimed it was sweat.

A witness told officers Smith was in the store masturbating while looking at photos of women on the packaging of Halloween costumes, according to court documents.

An employee chased after Smith and tackled him, court documents state, but Smith bit the worker.

Smith was initially charged with public indecency and fourth-degree assault, but the assault charge was dismissed.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 13.

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