MALONE - Malone Village Police arrested a North Bangor man with an apparent shoe fetish on Wednesday night after he allegedly committed a lewd actwith a Sears employees shoe earlier this week.
Ronald Rock, 31, is charged with one misdemeanor count of public lewdness.
Village police said Rock entered Sears on West Main Street in Malone on Monday and started a conversation with an unidentified female employee about her footwear.
He liked her shoes and said he wanted to buy a pair for his mother, Chief Christopher Premo said.
Rock then asked the employee to remove her shoe so he could look at it up close and she acquiesced to his request, Chief Premo said. At that point, Rock kneeled below the counter to where the cashier couldnt see him, allegedly placed the shoe inside his pants, which he had unzipped, and allegedly masturbated.
She was creeped out, so after he left they checked the tapes and saw it on surveillance video, the police chief said.
Rock is to answer to the public lewdness charge May 28 in Malone Town Court.