Suspect turns himself in after public indecency investigation at Polaris Mall

Joseph W. Buehler

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)- Columbus police said the suspect accused of allegedly engaging in “lewd and inappropriate behavior” July 17 at Polaris Fashion Place, has been taken into custody.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, Joseph W. Buehler of Pataskala turned himself into police Tuesday.

Buehler was charged with two counts of public indecency.

polarisBuehler was allegedly seated in the immediate vicinity of the children’s play area at the time the incident occurred. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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