Police: Man exposed himself in mall parking lot

Police: Two people witness lewd behavior in mall parking lot

A Madison man is facing tentative charges of lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct following an incident at East Towne Mall, Madison police said.

Police said an off-duty firefighter from Johnson Creek saw a man in a parked car exposing himself, and called 911 just before 3 p.m. Thursday.

The off-duty firefighter told police that the man was parked near the front of East Towne Mall’s Barnes and Noble bookstore, and was looking at women while doing it.

One woman was walking with a child.

A private security guard also witnessed the incident, police said.

Police said the man had driven away by the time police arrived, but with the help of a license plate number, officers tracked him down.

Police arrested 25-year-old Matthew Schollmeyer, of Madison, who denied involvement, and said the witnesses had gotten the wrong license plate, according to a Madison Police Department incident reports.