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Man charged with exposing himself to wedding party

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - A man was arrested and charged with exposing himself to a wedding party celebrating at a downtown Charleston hotel over the weekend.

According to a police report, Samuel James Dengel, a 20-year-old student, was charged with indecent exposure after several members of a wedding party in the courtyard of the Double Tree Inn on Church Street identified him as the man who had first waved to them fully clothed and then exposed himself.

Witnesses told police that Dengel crossed the line when he stepped up to the window completely nude and pressed his genitals and buttocks on the glass, the report states. 

According to police, when officers arrived at Dengel's door, he was only wearing a towel. A woman was in the room with him, the report states.

The report states guests were able to identify Dengel by the tattoo on his back that read "Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus," or "By the power of truth, I while living, have conquered the universe."

Dengel was taken to the Al Cannon Detention Center for holding.


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