Police: Ex-officer fondled store clerk

TITUSVILLE (AP) – A police officer who has since resigned has been charged with fondling a clerk at a northwestern Pennsylvania tobacco store when he was on duty last month.

State police say 55-year-old Clarence Peterson was working as a Titusville officer on July 24 when he entered Spanky’s Tobacco World shortly after noon July 24. That’s when troopers say Peterson grabbed the female clerk’s buttocks as she was stocking store shelves.

The Titusville Herald reports Peterson was charged with harassment and indecent assault on Tuesday but not arrested.