AUSTIN, Texas — Police are investigating after a man allegedly exposed himself by a middle school.

The incident happened on Friday around 3:30 p.m. at a Chevron east of U.S. Highway 290.

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One mother, Mary Megan Van Sciver, says she was driving down Monterrey Oaks Boulevard to pick up one of her sons from Clint Small Middle School.

That's when her 11-year-old son mentioned to her that someone looked like they were urinating by some bushes.

Robert Hargrave
Austin Police Department

"He said, 'Mom, I think that man is going to use the restroom,' and I said, 'Surely not,'" explained Van Sciver. "But there's a gas station right there with a restroom, and I looked and saw him, and I realized that's not what he is going to do. He's facing away from the bushes – what in the world is happening?"

According to an affidavit, she turned to see a man, Robert Hargrave, 64, exposing himself as people were passing by.

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She took a photo, called 911 and police showed up minutes later.

Man exposes himself near middle school
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The woman told police Hargrave had repeatedly touched himself in a sexual manner in view of the public.

"He repeated that several times over the whole light cycle, at the light while I was waiting to turn," said Van Sciver. "It was just pure shock."

Cheveron close to small middle school
Hank Cavagnaro

He was taken by police and charged with indecent exposure, a class B misdemeanor.

According to the Travis County Jail, he was bonded out on Saturday morning.

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