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Cary police arrest man who exposed himself at card shop

Posted August 3, 2016

Town of Cary officials are asking the public to help them identity a man wanted in connection to an indecent exposure complaint at a card and gift shop on Kildaire Farm Road.

— Town of Cary officials said an abundance of community tips has led to the arrest of a man wanted in connection to an indecent exposure complaint at a card and gift shop on Kildaire Farm Road.

According to police, Christopher Vincent Sumrell, of Ribbon Lane, approached an employee at Lynn's Party Plus on Aug. 1 and asked for help finding a birthday card. As Sumrell approached the cash register, authorities say he exposed himself before leaving the business in a beige vehicle.

Officials said Sumrell, 25, was charged with six counts of indecent exposure. He also faces a class two misdemeanor, which carries a fine of one to 60 days of active, intermediate or community punishment.

“The speedy arrest of this criminal was only possible because of the tips we received from our community," said Criminal Investigations Captain Randall Rhyne. "We’re thankful for this relationship as we all work together to keep Cary one of the safest places to live, work and raise a family."

Sumrell was taken into custody Wednesday evening and transported to the Wake County Public Safety Center.


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  • Nygnog Mcgee Aug 4, 2016
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    How anyone could ever think that doing this would lead to anything other than the reported result is completely beyond my comprehension.

  • Gary Thompson Aug 4, 2016
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    Get a grip hayeze. This is why we don't HB2 done away with. Is this the kind of person you want to be able to walk in a women's rest room without any questions people.

  • Paul Hayeze Aug 3, 2016
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    Justa Mann....Come on now...bring out Perry Masonjar!!!!...Or AntiSatan!!! Or better yet... log on as a few of the female names you have.

  • Justa Mann Aug 3, 2016
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    I wonder what bathroom or shower facility he will go into if the HB2 gets overturned and anyone can use the facilities of their choice? Then he won't be committing a crime by showing his wares.