West Pilbara detectives charged the alleged Karratha “flasher” last Wednesday, but there was more to the 24-year-old man’s charges than first met the eye.
Three alleged incidents of a flasher were reported over three months.
Detective Sergeant Jim Ferrie said victims thought the man had exposed himself.
But police alleged what he was waving out of a car window at pedestrians was a rubber phallic object.
The man was interviewed by police and charged him with three counts of performing an indecent act.