Man Charged with Lingerie Dept. Lewdness at Plainfield Walmart

Damien Dickens, 34, of Aurora is accused of making female shoppers uncomfortable with panty sniffing, inappropriate gestures.

Female shoppers got more than they bargained for at the Plainfield Walmart store last Saturday, according to police.

Damien Dickens, 34, of the 900 block of Windemere Lane in Aurora was arrested at the Route 59 superstore shortly after 5 p.m. Dec. 15 after allegedly making lewd gestures at women in the lingerie department, police said.

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Dickens, who was charged with disorderly conduct,  “picked up women’s underwear from the shelves and made a show off sniffing and smelling [the panties] in front of them,” Sgt. Mike Fisher told The Herald-News

According to Fisher, Dickens previously made a similar spectacle at the Plainfield Target store, 12800 S. Route 59, and has been banned from returning to both retailers.

Even before the panty-sniffing incidents, Dickens was known to local police, according to the Herald-News report; in 2005, he made “at least 19” prank calls to 11 different law enforcement agencies, including Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook and Oswego.

In 2006, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for filing a phony police report after making a series of false claims — namely, that a woman was being raped in a Naperville park; a Naperville gas station was being robbed; and a man was being beaten by gang members near Woodridge.

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Buckgrove December 21, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Seems like Walmart is the place to be these days!
Twister Chick December 21, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I should really bring my cameras in to Walmart when I go there. All the local locations never fail to entertain me.
Faith Mauritz December 21, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Hilarious..what an idiot tho
P-Ville Lifer December 22, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Why Walmart? Go to Victoria's Secret and you'll be in 7th heaven!!!
JustAnOpinion December 22, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Miguel - He may be a little old to have the kind of luck he is looking for at Kohls.


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