Man accused of flashing kids in line to see Santa

SEATTLE -- A 45-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly exposing himself to a group of children waiting in line to see Santa Claus.

Security officers at a downtown business called police just before 10 a.m. to report a strange man lurking around a group of kids who were waiting in line to get their photos taken with Santa. The man, who drinking a bottle of hard lemonade, had his zipper down and wasn't wearing any underwear, leaving his genitals visible to the children, according to police.

Officers arrived a short time later and arrested the man. They also discovered that just two days earlier he had been picked up for allegedly masturbating in front of a bank on 13th and East Madison.

The man, who has not been named, is being held in King County Jail for investigation of indecent exposure.