(WBIR) Knoxville police have charged a man for allegedly exposing himself inside West Town Mall.

Mall security notified police that Scott Edward Taylor, 33, of Knoxville was reportedly exposing himself in the Disney Store shortly after 5 p.m. Friday.

When an officer tried to place handcuffs on the suspect,Taylor tried to run away, according to a Knoxville Police Department release. The suspect and the officer then fell to the ground, and Taylor allegedly kicked the officer in the face and ran out of the mall.

Officials were able to arrest Taylor on Kingston Pike shortly after the incident. Police charged him with one count of assault, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. Authorities had a warrant on file for Taylor's arrest for failure to obey court orders.

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