Jeffery Crawford

Jeffery A Crawford

An Athens man was arrested Tuesday after shoppers reported him sitting in a parked vehicle with his pants down, an official said.

On two separate occasions Monday, shoppers in the 200 block of U.S. 31 South spotted an older man in a parked vehicle "behaving in a manner contrary to state law," according to Athens Police Capt. Trevor Harris.

The man drove away before officers arrived, but Harris said an investigation identified the suspect as 60-year-old Jeffery A. Crawford. He was questioned by officers before being arrested on two counts of indecent exposure, Harris said.

Crawford was booked at Athens Police Department and released on bond.

Under Alabama law, "a person commits the crime of indecent exposure if, with intent to arouse or gratify sexual desire of himself or of any person other than his spouse, he exposes his genitals under circumstances in which he knows his conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm in any public place."