BROOKLYN — A Sea Gate resident was arrested Friday in connection with four separate incidents of public lewdness that occurred in Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay over the last two weeks, according to police.
Francisco Marxuach, 27, was apprehended for allegedly exposing his genitals to several young women all under the age of 15, police said. It wasn't the suspect's first brush with the law, and Marxuach even made headlines in 2011 when he was caught on video angrily chopping down a tree in Kensington.
In the most recent arrest, the first incident took place March 11, at 5:30 p.m. in Sheepshead Bay, when he drove up to three 13-year-old girls were walking along the intersection of East 24th Street and Gravesend Neck Road, police said.
The girls saw the suspect in his car, with the driver’s side door open, unzipping his pants as they walked by, police said. Three similar incidents occurred again involving Marxuach, this time in Bensonhurst, on March 17, police said.
All three incidents took place within minutes of each other, just before 8 a.m. First Marxuach hopped out of the Ford F-150 pickup truck he was driving to approach an 11-year-old waiting for her school bus at the corner West 9th Street and Avenue O, police said. He tried to engage her in conversation, and then exposed himself, police said.
Monents later he followed a 14-year-old girl into an apartment before exposing himself, then approached a 13-year-old girl as she walked along West 6th Street and 65th Street, according to police.
The NYPD arrested Marxuach just a few days after the incidents were reported, and confirmed he was the same man who was arrested for a June 8, 2011 incident where he chopped down a tree in front of 352 E. 8th Street to get revenge, the NY Post wrote.
The suspect also has a past criminal record in criminal mischief and forgery, according to police.