Cop Going With Family to 9/11 Ceremony Says Julio Mompeller Exposed Himself on Highway
An off-duty Florida Highway Patrol trooper says he was on his way to a 9/11 ceremony with his wife and kid when they were interrupted by 31-year-old Julio Mompeller, who was allegedly standing through the sunroof of a car and exposing his penis on the highway.
According to Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Becky Herrin, the trooper called the cops while driving with his family on U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys around 9 a.m. yesterday.
The trooper told police a silver Mercedes-Benz was going around 25 mph on the highway when Mompeller -- a Miami resident -- stood up through the sunroof, dropped his pants, and began exposing himself to everyone.
Herrin says the trooper told sheriff's deputies that Mompeller "was making motions with his hand as if he were masturbating," and the car ran a red light while Mompeller still had his penis out on display.
A pair of MCSO deputies pulled the Mercedez over, and noticed Mompeller in the passenger seat with no shirt, and his pants unbuckled, Herrin says.
The trooper also pulled over with the deputies and identified Mompeller as the man who had been exposing his penis on the highway.
Mompeller denied to police that the car ran a red light, but the other two people in the car admitted that Mompeller definitely had his penis out while he stood through the sunroof of the car, according to the cops.
The two people who admitted Mompeller was exposing himself told police they're not sure why he did it, Herrin says.
Mompeller was booked into jail, and faces one count of indecent exposure.
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