Man in underwear wanted for approaching people on East Grand Rapids trail

Posted at 5:31 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 17:50:51-04

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Police are asking for the public to be on the lookout for a suspect accused of wearing underwear and acting odd on a West Michigan trail.

The City of East Grand Rapids put out a warning on Facebook Wednesday, warning residents about the man.

So far the police department has taken three reports about a white man acting suspiciously on the Reeds Lake Trail near Pioneer Club and Reeds Lake Boulevard.

The man, who is described in his 30's between 5'10 and 6 foot tall with dark hair, reportedly approaches people on the Reeds Lake Trail wearing a speedo-type underwear while either dancing or making lewd gestures.

There have been reports that the man drives a grey crossover vehicle. The three incidents were reported on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1:14 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 at 12:40 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:57 p.m.

Police say they don't have reports of him exposing himself or assaulting anyone but witnesses say they are worried about what he may do if he isn't caught soon.

"We don't want this to keep happening over and over. He's gotten brave enough to just keep coming back almost taunting and we want to make sure that none of our kids have to be exposed to this and catch him before anything progresses," says Courtney Gabridge, wants underwear man caught!

If you see him or have any information or has witnessed this man, please contact Public Safety at 616-949-7010 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.