Press Release by Lt. Adam J. Phillips, PIO, Greenville Police Department
-GREENVILLE: On May 18, 2019, a report was made with the Greenville Police Department about a man who allegedly exposed himself to a mother and a small child at the Lowe’s in Greenville, Texas. An investigation was initiated into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Over the next few days, investigators worked diligently to review videos of the incident while also interviewing the alleged suspect and the alleged victim.
During conversations with the alleged victim, she contradicted herself and changed the details of her story. The alleged suspect voluntarily came to meet with investigators on his own accord and fully cooperated with the investigation. The statements made by the alleged suspect about his activity in the store were confirmed by security video. Investigators continued to complete more interviews while also reviewing all of the video footage provided by Lowe’s.
It was conclusively determined that the alleged victim fabricated her entire story. The alleged victim has a charge pending of False Report to a Police Officer.
The alleged suspect has been cleared of any wrongdoing and will not be charged with a crime in relation to this incident.
We wish to thank the employees of Lowe’s for their cooperation in this incident by providing videos and statements which were crucial to the proper outcome of the investigation.
Reports such as this one are one of the many reasons why information about an incident may not be immediately available to the public. When information is released through social media we urge the public to refrain from jumping to conclusions until the police department has had an opportunity to investigate the allegations. We also ask that the public remain patient as the police department investigates allegations. We not only want to get it right but we also want to make sure a person’s reputation is not abused when in fact they are being falsely accused of committing a crime.