A 30-year-old Grayslake man, who is a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army, was charged after he allegedly exposed himself to two girls in a parking lot of a shopping center in Gurnee.
David N. Mayhugh, 30, of Grayslake, was charged with two counts of public indecency/lewd exposure, according to court records.
The Gurnee Police Department responded around 12:55 p.m. July 19 to the parking lot of T.J. Maxx, 6521 Grand Avenue and arrested Mayhugh.
A mother told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that her 19-year-old daughter and a friend were shopping at the shopping center near the T.J. Maxx when a vehicle began to follow the two girls through the parking lot. The man driving motioned for the girls to look at the vehicle.
“He was exposing himself to the girls. The man was in a military vehicle and was in Army uniform,” the mother said, adding “My daughter was able to snap a picture of the license plates and have a store worker call the police from the inside of TJ Max.”
Gurnee Police Department Spokeswoman Shawn Gaylor told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that Mayhugh allegedly made a gesture of masturbating and the two teens saw him rubbing his exposed penis, according to a police report.
Police officers arrived and made contact with the man, and the two teens positively identified him, Gaylor said. Mayhugh was taken into custody and processed at the Gurnee Police Department.
Gaylor said that Mayhugh was in military uniform when he was arrested and in a government vehicle.
The mother of the teen involved told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that this incident has caused her daughter to have severe anxiety and panic attacks.
Mayhugh is a staff sergeant for the U.S. Army and works as a recruiter based out of their Waukegan office. The U.S. Army has not yet released a statement regarding the incident but is investigating.
Mayhugh is scheduled to appear in court on August 13.