Tulsa man arrested for inappropriately touching himself at Union school

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Reported by: Farron Salley
Updated: 1/23 5:21 pm Published: 1/23 10:29 am

Union Public School leaders gave FOX23 new information about a man arrested for indecent exposure at one of their schools.

On Wednesday, police arrested 36-year-old William Pruitt for touching himself at the Union Alternative school parking lot.

It happened in broad daylight. A campus security officer recognized someone who didn't belong in the parking lot and when he went to talk to Pruitt said he realized what was happening.

Now people in the district say his quick thinking led to an arrest.

“He observed behavior that was not in accordance with our policies and procedures at Union Public Schools,” said Lisa Witcher, a Union Public School employee.

Witcher is in charge of secondary education in the district. She said she's thankful for Security Officer Parrish.

Investigators said on Wednesday around 11 a.m. Pruitt was spotted in his white Pontiac, parked outside the school.

Pruitt had a gray sweatshirt in his lap and refused to show officers his hand. When the officer took the sweatshirt away he noticed Pruitt was naked and touching himself.

“At no time were any students in danger or ever exposed to the gentleman who was on our campus without our permission,” said Witcher.

She said his disturbing actions remind everyone on the campus to stay vigilant.

“I think the nature of the world that we live in has us all on high alert,” she said.

People in the community, like Arthur Robinson, agreed.

“When I was growing up they weren’t having this stuff going on. I just get upset that's all, I couldn't be a cop because I’d lose my job,” said Robinson.

But for those in Union, Parrish was the right person for the job.

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LAWMART - 1/25/2014 5:23 PM
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Louise - 1/25/2014 12:55 PM
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Took a long time to get this perv and harassing all the young girls out of our store. We told them he was sexuly harassing the girls trying to hug all of us. Said he was Jewish wearing a yamaka and having his 2 curles of hair and all. And he's married. Can't say in sorry he's in jail. Not saying he was not Jewish but his curls are gone and no yamaka in this picture.

Unwashed Mass - 1/24/2014 11:04 AM
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So they ordered a naked man out of his car so they could take him down and cuff him, in front of all the children... Come on, lets have the rest of the story.

Unwashed Mass - 1/23/2014 6:00 PM
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"I just get upset that's all, I couldn't be a cop because I’d lose my job,” said Robinson. But for those in Union, Parrish was the right person for the job." This is so incoherent I have to wonder if it was some sort of handout.

Mayor Maynot - 1/23/2014 1:05 PM
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I bet his daddy is pure okie proud of him. Duck dynasty mating calls.
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