Middletown police arrested a man who is accused of exposing himself in a busy section of downtown, “waving his penis,” punching an electrical box and challenging people to fight.
Police said Terrance Michael Nelson, 56, of Middletown, appeared “extremely intoxicated,” when police responded to a report of a man exposing himself at the corner of Main and Colleges streets just before 6 p.m. on Friday.
The woman who filed the complaint told officers that Nelson unzipped his pants after challenging others to fight him, took out his penis, shook it and waved it at her and other people who were around, according to the arraignment report.
Nelson was arrested and charged with breach of peace in the second degree and public indecency.
At the police station, he refused to be fingerprinted or have a mug shot taken. Instead, he told police that he would rather “take the charge” and plead not guilty, according to police. He was also charged with failure to submit to fingerprinting.
He is due in court on Friday.