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Posted on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 2:25 p.m.

Deputies after Dexter incident: Was that a joke or indecent exposure?

By Paula Gardner

A Dexter Township resident saw a couple of vehicles stop on West Huron River Drive, then saw a man get out of his SUV to go talk to the occupants of the second vehicle.

And then - as the man went back to his vehicle - the resident saw a little too much when the man hiked up his shorts.

Now police say the incident may have been intended as a joke, but they're seeking that man for questioning after the resident made an indecent exposure complaint.

The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

Police said the people in both vehicles may have just pulled their canoes out of the Huron River at Bell Road.

It's unclear how the people knew each other or why they stopped in the road in front of homes.

However, a news release said, "Other occupants in the vehicles were laughing, so this may have been intended to be a joke."

The suspect was described as a white man, age 30-40, about 6-feet tall and 220 pounds with a shaved head.

Police were not available to describe details of the incident, including how the man may have known he was being watched.

Police also were unavailable to provide information on just how short the suspect was wearing his shorts before exposing himself.

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Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 11:44 p.m.

Until all the facts come out it's impossible to know for sure, but this case could well prove to be much ado about nothing.

Paula Gardner

Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 10:25 p.m.

No way, The Picker. I've always enjoyed writing police news, even briefs off the blotter. I didn't do it for years, so really enjoy the chance to do it again (and listen to the scanner!).


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 6:06 p.m.

I wear extra long shorts to avoid problems like this.


Sun, Mar 18, 2012 : 8:04 p.m.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

The Picker

Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 11:40 a.m.

Paula, This is quite a step down in your career. What's next, a report from the dog catcher ?


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 2:36 p.m.

hey Alfred ,Paula is reporting a police blotter.Sorry it is not up to your standards


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 3:18 a.m.

Just Bizarre.

cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 10:55 p.m.

i thought the policy was to get a warrant+search the home of the person looking out his window at naked people.


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 8:43 p.m.

Isn't it illegal to surveil an unclothed person in this state?


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 7:23 p.m.

Really? You've got to be kidding. This world is becoming wayyyy too over sensitive!

Snarf Oscar Boondoggle

Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 5:10 a.m.

sensitive, no; stupid, yes -- my shorts can take a hike anytime they choose to , and do not get in the way!


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 7:22 p.m.

I thought the individuals looking out the window of their own homes were the culprits in this county.

cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 10:52 p.m.

cops love theese 2 for the price of one.


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 7:17 p.m.

We used to "moon" people all the time when I was a kid. Are they going to start staging manhunts for this sort of playful behavior now. Don't the police have better things to do?

Joe Kidd

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 9:16 p.m.

I was on my high school Cross Country team and after a meet, we were on the bus traveling south on a two lane highway. The best runner "mooned" two women in a following car. When we passed through Blissfield the women turned into the State Police post. I few minutes later, the bus was stopped and our star runner ran no more after being taken into custody by the Troopers. That was some time ago, this is not something starting now.


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 7:15 p.m.

Seriously?? Indecent exposure?? C'mon people. There are better ways to prove your delicate sensibilities are so fragile. Get a life and quite trying to run everyone else's.

Chase Ingersoll

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 7:01 p.m.

Rather than wasting police resources, can't they just send a check to the Santorum campaign?


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 6:51 p.m.

Don't the police have enough to deal with? What a ridiculous complaint.


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 6:37 p.m.

Huh? He hiked UP his shorts and the indecency occurred? I don't get it.

Snarf Oscar Boondoggle

Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 5:09 a.m.

well, it he'd have hiked up his longs, that would ahve been a different story, eh?


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 6:35 p.m.

wait, so someone who lives along the road was looking at people, and randomly saw some extra flesh, so their reaction is to call the police? talk about too much time on your hands...


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 11:43 p.m.

Guess someone never saw anything below a waistline?