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DQ manager accused of 'mooning' customer

WABASHA — A Dairy Queen employee who took issue with a customer's attitude now finds himself charged with indecent exposure.

Jesse James Montgomery, 22, of Plainview, made his first appearance Wednesday in Wabasha County District Court, where he faces the lone gross misdemeanor count.

The charge stems from an incident July 6, when Plainview police responded to the restaurant for a report of a "disorderly incident."

An officer was met by Montgomery, the store manager, who told him this:

He'd been forced to close the store at 7 p.m. that evening because of staffing issues; he put a handwritten sign on the front door, informing customers.


About 7:30 p.m., a vehicle pulled up to the drive-thru window. The driver, a 50-year-old man, requested ice cream in an interaction that Montgomery described as "rude."

In response, Montgomery said, he "jumped outside through the drive-thru window and began yelling at" the customer. Montgomery also said he "mooned" the man before walking to his own car and having a cigarette, the court documents say.

Another employee at the restaurant told the officer he saw Montgomery jump through the drive-thru window but didn't see or hear anything else.

Both Montgomery and the customer agree only Montgomery's buttocks were revealed in the incident, but the man's 10-year-old daughter was in the car. She "expressed fear" of Montgomery after the event, the complaint says.

If convicted, he faces up to a year in prison, a $3,000 fine or both.

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