Published: Dec 28, 2010 6:51 PM EST
Updated: Dec 28, 2010 3:53 PM EST

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A 50-year-old Florida man has been arrested after an Idaho girl reported the man exposed himself during a flight from Salt Lake City to Lewiston.

The 17-year-old girl says she switched seats when the man sitting next to her began masturbating aboard the Skywest flight.

The Lewiston Tribune reports the girl told her father what happened and he reported it to the Transportation Security Administration. TSA officials notified Lewiston police, who arrested the Gulf Breeze, Fla., man while they investigate him on suspicion of misdemeanor indecent exposure. 

Police say the man told them he spilled Tabasco sauce on himself, which caused his crotch to burn and itch.

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