Police: Man recorded doing lewd act

AMSTERDAM – An Albany man is facing charges after state police said he performed lewd acts inside two Amsterdam Commons stores.

Alberto Lugo-Vargas, 45, was charged with two counts of public lewdness and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Troopers said they were called in to investigate incidents at the Kohl’s and Target department stores, located in Amsterdam Commons in the town. Troopers said Lugo-Vargas was observed and caught on video committing a lewd sexual act to himself in the stores. He is also seen damaging some merchandise in one of the stores, police said.

Lugo-Vargas was arraigned in the Town Court and sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

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