Jogger arrested after yelling ethnic slurs at woman, exposing himself in Troy

Posted at 1:13 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 23:15:18-05

A man in Troy was arrested on November 6 after he allegedly yelled ethnic slurs at a woman and then exposed himself while out for a jog, according to police. 

The 64-year-old reportedly got irritated with the woman as she drove her vehicle behind him. Police say the jogger began to yell obscenities and ethnic slurs at her for following too close. 

Police say they both lived in the same subdivision near Hillmore Drive south of E. Square Lake Road. 

The man is also accused of spitting on the vehicle, kicking it, banging on the hood and exposing himself.

7 Action News spoke with a Troy resident who witnessed the incident. 

He said he saw the man swearing and using ethnic slurs at the woman, who is described as being in her 60s and Chaldean American.

“Then all the sudden the guy dropped his pants and told her to suck his… I’m not going to say the word, but you get the point,” the man, who asked to be identified only as John, told us.

John says his wife called police while he chased after the jogger on his motorcycle.

"Told him look you can do this the easy way or the hard way," John says. "'You’re not going anywhere' and he said okay I’ll talk to the cops.”

The man was later arrested and charged with indecent exposure. 

His hearing is set for November 23. 

The incident could result in felony charges for assault or ethnic intimidation. The case is being presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office.