A convicted sex offender was arrested at Patchogue's Chuck E. Cheese's Wednesday afternoon after he was "observed acting in a lewd manner in close proximity to children," police said.
Reynaldo Flores, 46, of Middle Island, was placed under arrest around 1:15 p.m. after being identified by witnesses at the family restaurant and entertainment center on Sunrise Highway, police said.
Police declined to specify the lewd act Flores engaged in, but a police spokesman told Patch that Flores "didn't touch or harm any children."
Flores was at Chuck E. Cheese's with his 7-year-old son at the time of the incident, police said.
Flores has several previous convictions for fondling himself in front of children at libraries and stores, including an incident in 2005 where he exposed himself to an 11-year-girl doing her homework in the children's section of the former Borders bookstore in Bohemia, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
Flores now faces misdemeanor charges of public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child. He is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday.
Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.