Man on Megan’s Law website exposes himself near children to Chick-fil-A, police say


A man listed on Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law website was arrested Friday after allegedly exposing himself near children to Chick-fil-A in Springettsbury Township, prosecution documents show.

Jason Allen Snyder, 42, of 2000 Faversham Way, Windsor Township, remained in York County Jail on $ 25,000 bond on Sunday. He faces charges of indecent exposure, overt obscenity and disorderly conduct, court records online show.

Just before 2:30 p.m., Springettsbury Township Police responded to Chick-fil-A, located at 2801 E. Market St., for an indecent exposure report. They also learned that customers and staff detained the suspect, later identified as Snyder, according to the documents.

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Once there, police spoke to Snyder, who was seated at a table at the back of the restaurant. Snyder told police he is currently on parole and on state website Megan’s Law for similar offenses in 2005 and 2012, documents show.

Snyder told police that when he entered he sat at the back of the restaurant, near a glass partition that separates the children’s play area, according to the documents.

“Snyder said as he sat down next to the glass he started lifting the right side of his shorts exposing himself for a few seconds before one of the parents noticed and yelled at him.” , indicate the documents.

A man approached Snyder and started yelling at him to leave, but as Snyder started to leave, another client stopped him and told him that he would not be leaving until the police arrived. He sat down at a table and waited for the police, according to the documents.

“Snyder went on to explain that he didn’t think a child actually saw him exposed, but he realized it was wrong of him to do so,” according to documents. “He added that with his previous incidents, this appears to be happening on a seven-year cycle between offenses.”

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Snyder also said he didn’t come to Chick-fil-A with the intention of exposing himself to children, but had dreamed the night before that “something was going to happen”.

One of the parents told police he saw Snyder adjusting oddly and texted his fiancee, who was also in the restaurant, to look at Snyder. The man said he saw Snyder expose himself right after sending the text, according to the documents.

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