SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WALA) - According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, a three-time convicted sexual predator is behind bars for exposing himself repeatedly to a juvenile in a local Wal-Mart Monday, July 22. Deputies said the actual alleged incident wasn't recorded, but FOX10 News acquired video of the suspect inside the Gulf Breeze store.
According to the state's sex offender registry, 64-year-old Lloyd Allen has three separate convictions for lewd and lascivious behavior, victimizing a child under 16 each time.
SRCSO spokesman Rich Aloy said on Monday, Allen was at it again.
"The child was walking down the aisle and this individual jumped out in front of the child, and essentially just exposed himself to the juvenile," Aloy said.
According to reports, he didn't stop there. A sworn statement from the victim alleges Allen repeated the offense and at one point was actually between the victim and his or her mother.
Deputies said he moved the black shirt held at his waist it to flash his victim.
According to detectives, Allen has a history of parading around a store doing this, before leaving to change.
Then he comes back in normal clothes and walks around like nothing happened.
Once detectives learned it was Allen, they had a warrant signed for his arrest.
"Just minutes after it was signed, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force immediately picked him up," Aloy said. "They were on-scene just moments after the warrant was signed. He was picked up and he was put in jail."
Deputies said something they found interesting in this case is it was a Wal-Mart store loss prevention officer who played a crucial role in Allen's arrest.
"In this particular case, we had a very observant agent who observed the vehicle on videotape," Aloy said. "On her day off, she came into the store and observed the tags on this vehicle, and we were able to put the parts and pieces of this investigation together. If it wasn't for the associate over at Wal-Mart, plus the keen investigative skill of our detective, we may not have been able to put this case together."
Allen is currently being held in the Santa Rosa County jail on a $100,000 bond. He's charged with committing a lewd and lascivious offense on a victim under 16.
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