By John Dodge

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — A downstate man, who stands accused of masturbating while walking around a Kohl’s department store, has been charged with public indecency, according to media reports.

Police did not say whether it was shoppers or store workers who first noticed the lewd behavior, but officers were called to the store around 4:30 on Monday in Fairview Heights, which is near St. Louis.

A loss prevention officer at the store told officers that the man, later identified as Kendall J. Collins, was exposing himself and touching his genitals.

Collins, 21, of Belleville, ran from the store and got on a transit bus.

Police followed Collins, pulled over the bus and placed him under arrest.

Collins has been charged with public indecency or sexual conduct, a misdemeanor.

The Belleville News Democrat reported that Collins was arrested in October for similar behavior, this time at a Marshall’s department store, also in Fairview Heights.