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Posted on: July 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Deputies Arrest Male in Front of a Store, Only Wearing a Bandana

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Deputies Arrest Male in Front of a Store, Only Wearing a Bandana


Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a completely naked man, only wearing a bandana on his head, as he sat in front of stores at a shopping center.  The male, who had clothing with him, was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for two counts of Indecent Exposure and an unrelated misdemeanor warrant for Criminal Trespass and Theft 3rd.  


On July 6, 2021, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies were called to a shopping center in the 13800 block of E. Indiana for a naked male sitting in front of the stores in view of the public and children.   


The caller/victim stated the male, later identified as 36-year-old Mathew R. Mclean, entered a store and used the bathroom.   Approximately a half-hour later, she went into the unlocked bathroom, and the male was completely naked, possibly “washing” himself.  The victim told the male to leave and closed the door.  Soon after, Mclean exited the bathroom completely naked, only wearing a blue bandana, and walked through the center of the store and out the front door.  


Mclean continued west and sat down in a chair in view of the parking lot being utilized by unsuspecting adults and children.


Arriving Deputies contacted Mclean fondling himself while still naked and sitting in the chair.  When contacted, Mclean said he “thought he was sleeping or something”.  He followed commands and was told he was under arrest.   Mclean had a pair of shorts sitting on the ground next to him, which he apparently chose not to wear.    


Mclean also had a small pet snake he claimed was a “registered” support animal.  SCRAPS responded to the location and took possession of the snake.  


A check of Mclean’s name showed a valid misdemeanor warrant for Criminal Trespass 1st Degree and Theft 3rd Degree.    


Mclean was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for two new charges of Indecent Exposure and the unrelated warrant.   He remains in jail, with his total bond set at $1,300 after his initial court appearance.   

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