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Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 : 11:24 a.m.

Ann Arbor police investigating if senior flasher in parks is man suspected in 2011 incidents

By Kyle Feldscher

Ann Arbor police are investigating whether parks near the Huron River have a serial flasher after three women reported a senior citizen exposing himself in the last three days.

The man has been showing his genitals to people in the same areas as a flasher who was spotted at least five times in the fall months of 2011, and now police are investigating whether it could be the same man.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush released more information on the latest incident in Gallup Park on Wednesday afternoon. A woman was walking down a footpath at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man jumped up and had his pants around his ankles, Bush said.

The man exposed himself to the woman and then pulled his pants back up, running away toward a nearby bridge, Bush said.

The man was described as white, in his 60s, with gray hair and eventually wearing a flannel shirt and khakis, Bush said.

A man with a similar description was seen naked and dancing by two women canoeing down the Huron in Furstenberg Nature Area Monday. The man was on the bank of the river and doing a dance as the women paddled by, according to police. He fled the area after they screamed at him to go away.

Police are looking into the previous cases near that area last year, Bush said.

One man was suspected in at least five cases of exposing himself on Fuller Road near Huron High School, prompting school officials to send out an alert to parents notifying them of the incidents. That man exposed himself to runners and motorists along Fuller during separate incidents in August, September and October, according to police.

The man in those incidents was described as white, 6-feet tall, 170 pounds in his late 50s or early 60s with long, straight brown and gray hair and a long and gray beard.

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Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 3:10 p.m.

'with gray hair...' nice.


Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 10:56 a.m.

In the movie Porky's the female gym teacher suggested a lineup to examine suspect's "tallywackers" until she recognized the offender...

Kitty O'Brien

Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 3:01 a.m.

River Dance :D


Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 2:45 a.m.

Lets get the police dog out there and "take a bite out of crime" LITERALLY


Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 12:33 a.m.

I run out here all the time. If I see this guy I'm taking his picture with my cell phone.


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 11:42 p.m.

Distasteful more than dangerous. I hope he gets help to modify his behavior. Unless he's doing something worse than flashing, I'd hate to spend tax $$ locking him up or running him through the system.


Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 11:47 p.m.

Ok, then let him stay at your house while he learns to modify his behavior.

Colleen Hood

Thu, May 31, 2012 : 10:01 p.m.



Thu, May 31, 2012 : 8:40 p.m.

Sounds like this person is practicing his Native American Religious Dances. I wonder if he is trying to save the planet with his dance?


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 6:38 p.m.

Why is it always dudes who do this?


Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 3:59 p.m.

because if a woman does it to a dude, most probably wouldn't complain?


Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 1:32 a.m.

Rain dance? It's disgusting but we could use the rain.

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, May 31, 2012 : 7:06 p.m.

because we are the ones stupid enough to do it for free?


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 6:18 p.m.

Any identifying marks? Maybe a tattoo saying - "I like AARP". I still think he was screamed at because he was a horrible dancer. Maybe stumbled too many times doing a moon walk.


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 9:08 p.m.

Thank you, Bertha!

Bertha Venation

Thu, May 31, 2012 : 7:27 p.m.

HA! Good one, Goob! Maybe a moon-walk or just a Moon.


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 5:55 p.m.

After looking at the bridge and trees again, maybe we can find a tree climber. Just sit with your cell, camera and lunch.


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 5:51 p.m.

I feel this person will be caught soon, we just need the right people in the right place at the right time. (not letting this man see you of ourse) and make the 911 call.


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 5:26 p.m.

As a protective parent I hope he doesn't do this in front of my child. This is very dangerous behavior.


Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 11:44 p.m.

Craig Lounsbury: You don't get it. Your attitude about these flashers is typical of too many men. This is predatory behavior by a sexual deviant, not hippies at Woodstock. I presume you're a grown man. Of course you don't see it as frightening or dangerous. And That's what is frightening!

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, May 31, 2012 : 6:53 p.m.

I don't see it as dangerous, merely "offensive" and perhaps frightening to some. I suppose it could possibly elevate to dangerous, but merely dancing around naked isn't dangerous.


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 4:18 p.m.

These sorts of malefactors often seem to go from bad to worse, ramping up the seriousness of their offenses. A trained psychiatrist might go so far as to predict the next unfortunate incident may well involve patent leather slingback pumps. The perp's choice of colors for the pumps could prove a mother lode for investigators.


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 9:06 p.m.

To Basic Bob: You are right. By the time he is 90, most body features will be covered by wrinkles. Thus, no threat to anyone other than a bug caught in a wrinkle.

Basic Bob

Thu, May 31, 2012 : 6:43 p.m.

By the time he's 90, he might not be able to dress himself.

Bertha Venation

Thu, May 31, 2012 : 4:45 p.m.

uh oh... (mine are red 6" heels... size 12 EEE -- I shutter to think what THAT means!)

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, May 31, 2012 : 4:36 p.m.

nicely done.


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 4:14 p.m.

"Police are looing into the previous cases near that area last year, Bush said." I think they would have better chance of finding him in the park, not the loo

Paula Gardner

Thu, May 31, 2012 : 4:23 p.m.

Unfortunate typo! Thanks - just corrected it.


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 4:11 p.m.

Senior moment - "I don't remember".


Thu, May 31, 2012 : 4:07 p.m.

Heard of the Unabomber? This must be the AARPwagger. Remember you heard it here first!