SUNSET HILLS, MO (KTVI) - An 81 year-old man was caught on camera exposing himself at a St. Louis County restaurant.
If you happened to be eating at the St. Louis Bread Company on Lindbergh Blvd. in Sunset Hills this past Wednesday, it’s possible that you noticed something pretty shocking.
According to Sunset Hills police, 81 year-old Donald Tinsley was inside the restaurant when he exposed his genitals, with the intent of causing alarm to anyone who saw.
A witness took a picture of it on her camera, and Tinsley was quickly identified by police. Now, the Caseyville, Illinois resident is charged with Sexual Misconduct in the First Degree.
In response to the incident, a company spokesperson states, “St. Louis Bread Company is a restaurant where our guests and associates should feel safe and welcome, and therefore we have zero tolerance for this type of behavior. We will cooperate fully with the police in their investigation.”
Customers tell FOX 2 they were shocked by the incident, especially since it happened at a St. Louis Bread Company, and especially at this particular location. It’s closest to the company’s headquarters, and known as the “corporate store,” where they experiment with new menu items, and provide tableside service. Customers say they aren’t scared off by this inappropriate exposure, but do feel offended.
Customer Rea Bedalli says, “That’s kind of weird. It’s a comfort food place. I didn’t think someone would get that comfortable, you know?”
Customer Mike Barrett adds, “I’m quite surprised, I wouldn’t expect something like that to happen out here in Sunset Hills, but I guess those things can happen anywhere. It’s unfortunate, and hopefully it’s an isolated incident.”
It may be an isolated incident at this St. Louis Bread Company , but that’s not the case with the suspect. According to court records, Tinsley was convicted of a similar sexual misconduct charge this past December.