HASTINGS, Mich. – The following news release was sent to FOX 17 from Hastings Police Chief Jerry Sarver.
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Hastings Officers responded to a local fast food restaurant on March 29th after dispatch received an incident report of a strange acting male in the parking lot at about 9:15 AM. The complainant advised Officers upon arrival that a male had been observed reaching into his sweatpants -and appeared to be grabbing himself violently. The male had then ran into the restaurant. Officers entered the restaurant only to locate the subject in the men’s restroom. After advising the man of their concern over his actions, the man stated that he “understood”. He then described the following reasoning for his actions: The man had just gotten back from Tennessee where he had purchased a pick-up truck. The truck was observed sitting in the restaurant parking lot where the man pointed it out to Officers. The man stated further that a family member had allowed the dogs inside his house while he was away- and that the dogs were infested with fleas and ticks. The man stated that his home was now infested. The man had arrived at the restaurant to purchase breakfast, but upon exiting his truck had been bitten in “his private area” by a tick, and had then reached into his pants out of the pain of the bite. The man then returned to the restroom bringing out the tick that he had just removed from himself- showing it to the Officers- who then decided that the evidence was not important enough to confiscate. The man was released in time for breakfast.