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Posted on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 8:58 a.m.

Police: Woman attempts to give man directions, discovers he's not wearing pants

By Kyle Feldscher

A 23-year-old Ann Arbor woman attempted to give a man directions early Wednesday morning when she realized he wasn’t wearing any pants, police said.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the woman was walking on the south side of the 1500 block of Hill Street toward Lincoln Avenue at 1 a.m. Wednesday when a black, four-door Honda Accord pulled up alongside her. The driver asked her for help getting to a particular location and the woman looked up directions on her phone.

Bush said the woman walked to the car to show the man the directions and, when she looked down, noticed he wasn’t wearing any pants.

The woman immediately walked away from the car and left the area. The driver drove the Accord toward South State Street.

The man is described as black, between 20 and 30 years old and with a medium build. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-793-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 5:13 a.m.

This is a very lucky woman...but not very smart walking alone at 1 a.m. It certainly could have been much worse. I won't even go out (across the road) to my mailbox after dark.


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 1:20 a.m.

how many wear injured?


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 4:39 a.m.



Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 12:30 a.m.

is it a crime to drive in A2 without pants on?? I'm sure people drive au natural in SanFran. just noticed this was under "Crime reports" and perhaps for future reference :)

Dr. Fate

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 12:28 a.m.

So... not an effective way of picking up girls. /scratches off the list


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 11:43 p.m.

Did he at least salute her with a thank you for the directions?


Mon, Jan 7, 2013 : 11:07 p.m.

In a manner of speaking, yes, I believe he "saluted".

Mike D.

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 9:13 p.m.

A female acquaintance's reaction was too funny not to share: "If a man asked me for directions, I'd be too shocked to notice he wasn't wearing pants."


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 7:10 p.m.

He should be apprehended IMMEDIATELY and turned over to the proper authorities!!!!!


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 6:34 p.m.

Things do not add up.There has to me more to the story.

Ron Granger

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 6:01 p.m.

At 1AM, with an unknown car and driver, while you are alone... It could have been much worse. The first rule to get out of a dangerous situation is to avoid dangerous situations.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 5:44 p.m.

Is it inherently illegal to drive without pants on, or is it only illegal if you call people over and make them look at you? Inquiring minds want to know.


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 2:24 p.m.

LOL Bertha.


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : midnight

LXIX, "Delinquent" in this case doesn't mean "behind schedule." Michigan defines a sexually delinquent person as: "any person whose sexual behavior is characterized by repetitive or compulsive acts which indicate a disregard of consequences or the recognized rights of others, or by the use of force upon another person in attempting sex relations of either a heterosexual or homosexual nature, or by the commission of sexual aggressions against children under the age of 16." Sorry.

Bertha Venation

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 9:47 p.m.

@LXIX.... I hear ya... Not take your pill and come to bed!


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 7:17 p.m.

I guess that explains the popularity of estrogen/progestogen therapy for women and the little blue pill for men. Hear that, honey? There sending people to jail indefinitely for being "sexually delinquent".


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 6:16 p.m.

It's inherently illegal to display one's private parts to another person, regardless of whether the extrovert is driving, walking or using a pogo stick. One can even be busted for "indecent exposure" in Michigan while in one's own home. (Seriously!) Many indecent exposure charges actually result from urinating in public, but that also opens the possibility of an aggravated indecent exposure charge because it involves touching one's private parts while giving them some fresh air. Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor. Aggravated indecent exposure is a high court misdemeanor. If you're sexually delinquent and indecently expose yourself, you could be incarcerated indefinitely - from 1 day to life. It's probably best just to keep things covered.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 5:42 p.m.

Could have been worse. The guy could have been wearing a Teletubbies costume...


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 11:57 p.m.

@treetowncartel What happens in Grand Rapids stays in Grand Rapids. We'll never find out. Ever.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 8:34 p.m.

@YpsiLivin, I would love to know more about that night of fear and loathing in Grand Rapids


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 7:11 p.m.

Never give directions to a Teletubbie.

harry b

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 5:32 p.m.

Some people are so forgetful. I hate when that happens.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 5:22 p.m.

Gives a new dimension to the idea of "Jingle Bells."


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 3:25 p.m.

Jingle WHAT? yak yak yak!!


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 5:02 p.m.

The television producer, World Wide Pants, would surely condemn this miscreant! OTH, if I were a woman in a helpful mood, I'd still be hesitant before approaching a single male driver in a car at 1:00 AM. This particular driver seems to have had plans of his own and had apparently prepared to carry out his plan by removing his pants before making contact with female pedestrians out walking alone at one in the morning (aka, "the middle of the night" etc.). One alternative to the response of this lone woman followed would be to remain in place, not coming closer to the car with the unknown driver, and to speak loudly, clearly (and helpfully): giving that unknown driver directions to the nearest police station (where they would be happy to help him find his way). Just asking: would this article read the same if the driver had been armed and successful in his effort to lure the unsuspecting woman closer? I'm betting: it would. ;-)

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 4:59 p.m.

Is it an accurate assumption that to have no pants on in your car is a crime? Your car is more akin to the sidewalk than your living room in that regard?

Use Logic

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 4:36 p.m.

"They think they're all high and mighty, just because they were never caught driving without pants." - Moe Syzslak


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 5:39 p.m.

Good one!


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 4:17 p.m.

Woman is walking on the South side of HIll St. towards Lincoln. Car pulls up alongside her (on the South side headed East). Woman gives directions and cars heads off towards S. State St. (West). Was the driver British by any chance? Either the car was on the wrong side of the road facing West or the driver did a big Uy (with no pants on, of course).


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 8:05 p.m.

If there was a round-a-bout and he drove through it without becoming lost or dizzy or running out of petrol, you would know he was British.

Kyle Feldscher

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 4:45 p.m.

LXIX - Police did not describe which way the car was going when it stopped. The possibilities I'm thinking of here are that the man pulled the car into the opposite lane to speak to the woman, the woman could have crossed the street to the westbound lane to talk to him or the driver could have made a U-turn after the incident. There's not a lot of traffic at 1 a.m. on Hill Street, so I suppose all of those are plausible. There was no mention if the driver was British.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 4:10 p.m.

She should of taken a picture of him or car, case closed.

John of Saline

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 9:56 p.m.

Sometimes phone software doesn't cooperate that quickly to take a picture.

Wolf's Bane

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:59 p.m.


Craig Lounsbury

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:48 p.m.

Maybe she can look at mug shots from the Detroit Lions coaching staff. (Its a joke Ann, based on a 2006 incident with former defensive line coach Joe Cullen)


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:17 p.m.

Well I am glad this is all that happened... A car pulls along side you at 1am? You look down at your phone to get directions and are completely distracted, and then you walk up to the car to show the directions on your phone to the driver? This woman is lucky the only thing that happened was indecent exposure! There was a lot more potential here for more to happen...

music to my ear

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 9:29 p.m.

right on I wouldnt even stop

Dog Guy

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:16 p.m.

Women look down on guys who don't wear pants.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3 p.m.

So, was he wearing underpants? Shorts? Culottes? The article doesn't say he was nude, I think we all just assumed. And you know what happens when you assume...

Bertha Venation

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 9:42 p.m.

Good "point."


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 2:53 p.m.

I'm sorry for the woman who was trying to be helpful. The same thing happened to my friend and I back in the 70's on State St., only it was some white guy about 40. I was completely grossed-out and screamed, but my quick-witted friend exclaimed, "Whoa, that looks just like a xxxxx, only smaller!" Mr. Pantsless took off in a hurry. In retrospect, it probably wasn't the wisest move on our part, but we did report it once we stopped laughing. Even now when someone asks for directions, I still stand way back.


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 12:33 a.m.

note to self: as a girl for directions and she'll look at your crotch.

Andrea Zastrow

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 4:48 p.m.

(I meant the white guy who was 40-ish in the 70s from pegret's comment.)

Kyle Feldscher

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 4:29 p.m.

Andrea- The descriptions of the two men don't match up. The man who was down by the Huron was an older white man in his 60s-80s. I've called police for an update on his case. There was speculation that a man arrested Up North was the same flasher, but that was never confirmed.

Andrea Zastrow

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:17 p.m.

Maybe that's who's been flashing the kayakers and canoers.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:12 p.m.

Yeah, or he'd have to be in his 100's by now. Yikes.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 2:43 p.m.

Personally, I wouldn't advise young women (or really, anybody) to approach a stranger's car at 1am.

music to my ear

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 2:39 p.m.


Dog Guy

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 2:36 p.m.

Poor fellow! The only advantage men have is our pants pockets.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 2:52 p.m.

That's why I buy (small) men's sweat pants instead of women's.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 2:35 p.m.

Don't you hate pants?


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:11 p.m.

Impeach Churchill!


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 2:25 p.m.

Hoo-wee! must have been chilly for him.....


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 2:22 p.m.

That guy's way more lost than he knows.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 2:06 p.m.

Pants are over rated.