Moments after the alleged incident, according to police, the man proceeded to a checkout lane and purchased items with a government issued voucher — revealing his identity and prompting his arrest the following day.
According to Kingsport police, the incident occurred at about 1 a.m. Sunday at the West Stone Drive store. The victim, 41, reported she was stocking shelves in the health and beauty section.
"An unknown male approached her and began talking to her for several minutes while she had her back to him," reads the officer's report. "The victim then heard the subject say, 'Look how big it is.'"
The woman told police she turned around to see the man holding his penis in his hand, then he walked away.
Shortly before an officer arrived, the suspect was allegedly seen purchasing items in one of the store's checkout lanes. Police reviewed surveillance footage with the victim, who positively identified the shopper as the man who had exposed himself.
Rregister records revealed the man had made the purchases with a voucher from the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program, signing his name as Nathan Hensley.
With the voucher's serial number and man's signature, police secured a warrant for the suspect. Hensley, 27, of 531 Bancroft Chapel Road, Kingsport, turned himself in to the Kingsport jail on Monday evening. He was arrested, charged with indecent exposure and released after posting bond.