LANSING — A person with a history of public indecency arrests was released from jail on bond after a Nov. 27 incident. 

Tarik Davis, 42, of Sauk Village, Illinois, was arrested last week for an alleged public indecency incident in Lansing, but "the appropriate charge allows him to be out on bond and able to do it again," Lansing police said in a news release. 

A female juvenile told police she was walking home from school Nov. 27 near the Family Dollar, 17829 Burnham Ave., when a person, later identified as Davis, yelled out to her from inside a red van parked there, police said in a news release. 

"The juvenile stated that when she looked over, she observed the male masturbating in the vehicle in plain sight," police said.

The juvenile ran away from the area and notified police what happened and that she observed the same person in the parking lot several weeks ago, according to the news release.

The van was gone upon officers' arrival, police said. 

Police learned Davis, who has a history of public indecency arrests, was the owner of the vehicle, Lansing police said. 

He was arrested at his home Saturday, charged with public indecency and released on bond. His initial court appearance is Jan. 18 at the 6th District Cook County Courthouse in Markham, Illinois. 

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Lauren covers breaking news, crime and courts for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet covering government, public policy, and the region’s heroin epidemic. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.