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Posted on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 11:10 a.m.

Ann Arbor woman reports man exposed himself as he ran through neighborhood

By Kyle Feldscher

An Ann Arbor woman reading on her porch Thursday morning got an eyeful of a man who was running between houses with his pants down holding his genitals.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the woman was reading at 9 a.m. Thursday at her home in the 500 block of Benjamin Street when a man suddenly appeared between her home and the one next door. The woman told police the man had his sweatpants down and appeared to be fondling himself.

The woman was surprised and the man appeared to be startled when he saw her, Bush said. After noticing the woman, the man went back between the houses and fled the area.

The man is described as black, 5-feet-9 inches to 5-feet-11 inches tall, 150 pounds, short afro, muscular but thin, wearing black sweatpants and a black backpack.

Bush said the description of a man is similar to that of a man who attempted to break into a home in the 100 block of Packard Street earlier on Thursday. The investigation into both incidents continues.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Sat, Sep 15, 2012 : 6:46 p.m.

Where is David Niven when you need him?


Sat, Sep 15, 2012 : 4:46 p.m.

Maybe they should have said "waddling" if his pants were down!


Sat, Sep 15, 2012 : 3:50 p.m.

There two steps victims can take that will likely curb further further expositions: Point and laugh.


Sat, Sep 15, 2012 : 1:48 p.m.

Awful good description of a running man. Was it possible he was just urinating why he ran off when he noticed the woman watching him?

Billy Bob Schwartz

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 9:48 p.m.

Okay, so was he wearing black sweatpants, or wasn't he?


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 9:20 p.m.

Sounds like the husband came home early and someone bailed!


Mon, Sep 17, 2012 : 2:36 p.m.

Agreed, its a shame it took me 6 times posting it before staff would allow it. Over-mod much?


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 9:35 p.m.

I think you have the best theory on this one.

Linda Peck

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 7:36 p.m.

Honestly, with the current fashions many youngsters are almost there. A good wind and many pants would fall.


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 6:19 p.m.

Ther's this one guy that I know and he said..... "He should be apprehended and turned over to the proper authorities!!" "The main suspect is a man with the alias Exposo the clown."


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 5:46 p.m.

Running with your pants down while holding your genitals sounds a lot like those field sobriety tests no living human can pass, even those who are as sober as some of our judges often are before lunch.

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 5:57 p.m.

which raises a curious question.....would I rather face the judge before lunch or after lunch?


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 5:38 p.m.

It seems like it would be very hard, physically, to run with your pants down while holding your genitals.


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 5:53 p.m.

Not really. Do it all the time

Bertha Venation

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 5:11 p.m.

Aw, c'mon.... He just put the Nair in the wrong place! That stuff BURNS! (er, uh... so I've been told)


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 4:59 p.m.

I've seen guys who match that description walking around town with their hands in the same area. I think that is how certain people carry themselves in these modern times.

chuck jones

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 4:55 p.m.

Looks like a peter only smaller!

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 3:58 p.m.

all the exposures this summer is a clear indication of global warming......either that or its part of a conspiracy to make us believe global warming. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,.....

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 3:32 p.m.

what was she reading?


Sat, Sep 15, 2012 : 1:45 a.m.

My money is on 50 Shades


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 3:24 p.m.

Walking like a fool with your pants on the ground.....


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 3:21 p.m.

Is this becoming a new sport in Ann Arbor? Will there be teams soon?


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 6:50 p.m.

Glad it's not a contact sport!


Fri, Sep 14, 2012 : 3:25 p.m.

It's more of a solo sport.