Man accused of exposing himself to store clerk

Dustin Allen Stricklin has been charged with a felony count of indecent exposure in an incident at an Enid convenience store in November 2019.

ENID, Okla. — A 39-year-old Enid man was charged this week with a felony count of indecent exposure in an incident at an Enid convenience store last month.

Dustin Allen Stricklin was charged after four prior felonies and faces 90 days to life in prison on the new charge.

The charge accused Stricklin of "lewdly exposing" himself on or about Nov. 30, 2019, while at Short Stop Quick Stop, 830 S. 30th.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, on the afternoon of Dec. 4 a woman reported an incident of indecent exposure.

The woman told Officer Austin Lenamond between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 30 she was working at Short Stop Quick Stop when the man approached the counter, according to the affidavit. The woman said she was turned away from the man and she asked him if he was ready to check out. She said the man said, "Yeah, I'm ready."

The woman said when she turned around the man was exposing himself and asked "If it was free tonight," according to the affidavit. The woman said she told him nothing was free. The woman said the man pulled his coat back to further expose himself.

The woman said she checked the man out and he left the store, according to the affidavit. The woman was able to capture a picture of the man on the store's video surveillance system and provided it to Lenamond.

On Dec. 4, Enid Police Department released a picture of the man to local news media and asked for their help in identifying the man.

On Dec. 5, Detective Robin Bench received three Crime Stoppers tips reporting the man in the photo was Stricklin, who lives at 2906 Valley View, according to the affidavit. That is the address listed for Stricklin in court documents.

Bench and Sgt. Casey Von Schriltz contacted the woman to see if she remembered any other details about the incident, according to the affidavit. The woman said after she made her report she did some checking and learned the man's name was Dustin and he lived on Valley View.

The woman told Bench this was not the first time this has happened, according to the affidavit. She said about three weeks earlier she was working in the back of the store stocking when she heard the same man at the counter. She said when she came around the corner the man was again exposed and masturbating.

The owner of the store also was working behind the counter at the time, according to the affidavit. The woman said she told the owner to call the police at the time but the owner refused.

Bench and Von Schriltz drove to the address on Valley View, but there were no vehicles in the driveway, according to the affidavit. Bench knocked on the door for several minutes but there was no answer. The two visited the residence a second time but were unable to contact Stricklin.

On Dec. 6, Bench was told Stricklin had been located and arrested on several unrelated Garfield County warrants, according to the affidavit. Detective James Buck interviewed him about the incidents at the store.

Stricklin was shown a photograph from the store's surveillance and he admitted it was him, according to the affidavit. Stricklin told Buck he did not know why he did this and said he had been drinking that day.

Buck asked Stricklin about the incident where he masturbated in front of the clerk, according to the affidavit. Stricklin did not deny the incident but said he did not remember doing that.

Stricklin told Buck he had been researching this and what would make him have a compulsion to do this, according to the affidavit. Stricklin said he found he had an excessive amount of serotonin in his brain and he has had the urge to expose himself to the clerk for about a year.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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