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Omaha man arrested for lewd conduct for 22nd time

Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 12:21 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An Omaha man who has been arrested over 20 times for lewd conduct has been arrested again.

35-year-old Anthony Triplett was accused twice in one week of masturbating in two separate Omaha drinking establishments. He was arrested over the weekend and sentenced to 150 days in jail Tuesday.

According to court documents, on January 10th, a waitress at Lefty’s Bar came from behind the bar to see Triplett with his pants down, masturbating. The waitress threatened to call the police and Triplet reportedly then said “thank you” and left the bar.

Kevin Culjat, Owner of Lefty’s says, “late nights are usually a concern for staff anyway. When you have a guy like this, you worry when he gets out in one or two months, will he be there doing it again?”

In court, Triplett declined to accept a 100-day jail sentence. Instead, he’s taking his chances with the system. Something he has been doing for years.

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The prosecutor in court says, ” since 2012, he’s had 19-convictions for Lewd conduct and indecent exposure.”

On January 16th, a court document states that police officers were dispatched to the Hook and Lime restaurant for a lewd behavior report. An employee called 911 after seeing Triplett masturbating at a table.

The city prosecutor tells 6 News, “it’s regrettable this type of unacceptable and shocking behavior continues and that he usually seeks maximum jail time for serial and chronic offenders.”

“19 times for the same thing, says, Culjat. Will it escalate? Horrible things could lead to worse things.”

According to the report, Triplett has had 3 lewd conduct convictions in 2020 for a total of 20 since 2012. These two new reports make 22 total lewd conduct convictions.

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