Denver firefighter, Timothy Plybon, 34, has been placed on paid administrative leave following his June 6th arrest for indecent exposure. Although witnesses have offered different accounts of what happened, the alleged incident happened inside From Mexico Con Amor, a local candy store in the Town Center of Aurora.

In a police report obtained by 9news, witnesses observed Plybon walking around the store with his penis in his hand; possibly masturbating while other customers were present. One store employee told police she was helping two teenage girls at the time Plybon entered the store.

Aurora Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler said Plybon was confronted by an off-duty officer, refused to stop, and attempted to drive away. Plybon was ultimately stopped after being cornered by mall security.

Plybon, a Denver Firefighter since 2007, was issued a summons for misdemeanor indecent exposure. The class 1 misdemeanor carries a possible sentence of 6 to 18 months in jail. Depending on the particular facts of the case and the final disposition, Plybon could be required to register as a sex offender in Colorado

Mr. Plybon’s arrest is the latest embarrassment for the Denver Fire Department. Over the past few years the Denver Fire Department’s reputation has taken heat for numerous sexual harassment allegations; resulting in a $75,000 settlement, as well as claims of institutional racism based on DFD’s history of lacking diversity in supervisory roles.