Man charged for public indecency at Battel Park

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- A man was charged with public indecency for allegedly exposing himself to two young girls at Battel Park, according to court records.

A witness called Mishawaka Police around 12:15 p.m. Friday to report her two daughters, ages 6 and 7, saw a man with his pants down and genitals exposed at the park, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The man, later identified as Brandon Daniels, allegedly told the girls, "don't tell your mom," reports said.

The two girls told their mother, who also saw the man with his genitals exposed, reports said.

The officers who responded located Daniels and asked if he had any weapons. Daniels just shrugged in response, police said.

When Daniels stood up, police located a handgun, a Ruger LCP .380, underneath him, reports said. The gun was fully loaded.

Daniels was charged on Monday with carrying a handgun without a license, misdemeanor public indecency and felony public indecency with a prior unrelated conviction.

UPDATE: In December 2022, Daniels pleaded guilty to one count of felony public indecency and one count of felony carrying a handgun without a license with a prior conviction. His other two charges for misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license and misdemeanor public indecency were merged, according to court documents. Daniels was sentenced to five years for carrying a handgun without a license and one year and 180 days for public indecency. The sentences will run concurrent to each other.

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