A man who allegedly tricked a woman into taking off her shoes to satisfy his foot fetish was charged with assault and battery by the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office Thursday.
According to a police report, Brandon Jackson, 22, of Redford, was sitting at a local Ferndale business on Thursday, Dec. 6, when he allegedly told an employee that a bug had crawled into her boot.
The 48-year-old woman went to a private area to check her boots for bugs but found none. When she returned, she says Jackson insisted a bug had crawled into her boot. He then, without her permission, removed her boots and touched her feet.
Police say the victim was uncomfortable with the suspect's "irregular behavior," so she reviewed video surveillance footage of the interaction.
After reviewing the footage, the woman found that Jackson had been filming their interaction with his cell phone. The woman then contacted Ferndale police.
Detectives contacted Jackson and obtained a search warrant to view the contents of his cell phone. They found that there were numerous photographs of women's feet, taken without their knowledge. There were also dozens of videos of him telling different women that bugs were crawling into their shoes.
Jackson was later charged with assault and battery and was arraigned Thursday and his personal bond was set at $1,500. Jackson's next court date is Thursday, Dec. 27.