Troy police cite man for lewd behavior in store

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Troy Police vehicle

Troy police have cited a Detroit man for masturbating in front of a woman in a store, officials said.

The incident happened at about 6:23 p.m. Monday at the At Home store on West 14 Mile and John R roads, police said.

A woman called police and told them she was being followed in the store by a man and when she turned around to confront him, she saw that he was masturbating, according to authorities.

She spoke to the officers and gave them a description of the suspect. The officers located the 56-year-old man in the store and spoke to him, officials said.

The suspect admitted to committing the act and told the officers "it was a bad habit."

Police issued the man a citation for disorderly conduct and he has yet to be arraigned on the charge, officials said.

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