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PALATKA, Fla. -- Two men were arrested Friday for public lewdness at the Adult Super Center in Palatka on Reid Street.

Howard Jeremy Soma Jr., 50, of Green Cove Springs and Howard Paterson, 76, of St. Augustine were arrested and booked into the Putnam County Jail, according to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

A plain clothes deputy entered the store Friday afternoon to see if there were any illegal acts or activity going on. The deputy then observed Soma and Paterson engaging in lewd acts in the theater area and arrested them.

PCSO has been monitoring the business as there have been several reports of patrons engaging in acts of lewdness, which is in direct violation of Florida Statute.

"This operation was a follow up to the initial raid on the business first conducted on July 24, 2012. Our scrutiny of this business will continue until such time as they come into compliance with the law," said Sheriff Jeff Hardy.