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Posted on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 : 11:30 a.m.

Woman reports jogger exposing himself near Gallup Park

By Kyle Feldscher


Gallup Park in Ann Arbor. File Photo

A 51-year-old Clawson woman reported a man running along a footpath near the DIxboro Dam with his genitalia hanging over the front of his shorts Thursday.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the woman was jogging along a footpath between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday near the dam heading toward Ann Arbor’s Gallup Park when the man got out of a dark SUV and jogged toward her.

The man passed the woman but she noticed him turn around and start running back toward her. As he neared her, the woman became aware that the man’s shorts were pulled down slightly and his genitals were plainly visible.

The woman reported he continued running on by her and did not approach her directly.

“He kept running past her and didn’t say anything or make any physical contact,” Bush said.

The woman told police he appeared to intentionally be showing his genitals.

The man is described as white, 6-feet tall, with short brown hair, clean shaven, about 35 years old, no shirt and wearing a heart monitor around his chest. Bush said the woman did not guess his weight but said he had “a little bit of a belly.”

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the man.

The area has been frequented throughout 2012 by an older man than the one seen on Thursday, who has been reportedly exposing himself to kayakers, runners and other people in the area.

Anyone with information on the incident or the man’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939.

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Billy Bob Schwartz

Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 11:13 p.m.

The problem is not with the genitalia, it's with the fact that, in violation of basic human mores, this freak is running toward and away and toward a single, unaccompanied woman in a park. I can see the humor in almost any aspect of existence, but I fail to find this freak to be amusing at all. Pervs don't always know when to stop perving, you know.


Tue, Sep 4, 2012 : 12:52 a.m.

Come on now, it's a *little* funny.

Homeland Conspiracy

Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 3:22 a.m.

Someone please think of the children


Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 1:54 a.m.

Oh my god...human genitalia... Will the runner ever be able to banish the images from her head?


Tue, Sep 4, 2012 : 12:51 a.m.

That's why I'm a proponent of pets wearing pants.


Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 6:55 p.m.

That which has been seen cannot be unseen.


Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 1:19 a.m.

Plenty of weirdos in the parks these days. They crawl out of the woodwork (or woods in this case) from time to time. Be safe out there.


Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 12:16 a.m.

Keep on movin', folks. Show's over. Nothing here to see.


Fri, Aug 31, 2012 : 11:03 p.m.

What's the big deal? Just don't look.


Tue, Sep 4, 2012 : 12:50 a.m.

I'm going to withhold judgement until I see a picture of the perp.


Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 1:56 a.m.

The sight of human reproductive organs are nothing to joke about. More than one individual has simply dropped dead in their tracks at the mere mention of them. These things are no laughing matter...I'd rather face Medusa without a reflective shield than be exposed to something as hideous as a naked human being.


Fri, Aug 31, 2012 : 9:44 p.m.

Carry pepper spray....and, seriously, go for the lower region after you get his face. It'll be easy since he'll be holding his face in agony.

Jef Smyth

Fri, Aug 31, 2012 : 5:49 p.m.

"He appeared to intentionally be showing his genitals"


Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 2:06 a.m.

This is by far the wittiest comment on the thread. I spit out a bit of my food laughing.

Captain Magnificent

Fri, Aug 31, 2012 : 4:57 p.m.

That picture is horrible- you can't see the victim nor the alleged perpetrator.

Bertha Venation

Fri, Aug 31, 2012 : 8:16 p.m.

HA YA, darn it!

Kevin Shabinski

Fri, Aug 31, 2012 : 6:44 p.m.

Or any genitals

Billy Bob Schwartz

Fri, Aug 31, 2012 : 3:44 p.m.

My advice: run with others, and not alone, especially in deserted areas. This is really scary. I'm glad the man did not make contact, but it's disgusting and scary.


Sun, Sep 2, 2012 : 3:03 p.m.

Billy Bob - Technically, we all have one in some form or another...get it? People need to get over their puritanical upbringings and get on with their own lives.

Billy Bob Schwartz

Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 11:08 p.m.

Navy...It is said that a dog's bark is worse than his bite. The problem is, you never know when it will stop barking. Get it??


Sat, Sep 1, 2012 : 2:09 a.m.

The reason that running with others works so well in these situations is that often, you can hide behind your friends so as to avoid having to look at the offending implements of human reproduction directly.