Man accused of exposing himself in restaurant


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It was an unpleasant dining experience for a woman and her young son in Lexington.

Police say the woman and her two-year-old child were eating lunch at Arby’s on West New Circle Road on July 15th when the woman noticed a man near them with his shorts pulled down.

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She says his penis was exposed and he was masturbating.

Court documents say the woman got a restaurant employee’s attention.

The man, identified in documents as 56-year-old Tim Ballard, then got up and left.

Documents say the employee followed Ballard out of the restaurant and took pictures of him, his car and the license plate on his car.

Police viewed surveillance video from the restaurant and confirmed the woman’s story, according to documents.

They arrested Ballard on Wednesday, charging him with indecent exposure and sexual abuse.