Man charged with public indecency

Police charged a man with public indecency early today after he reportedly dropped his pants downtown.

Brian Robert Dowd, 42, of 2020 Edgar St., was charged with a misdemeanor after dropping his pants to the ground, raising his arms and exposing his genitals, according to Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles.

Police say the incident took place just after midnight at Broad and Eighth streets. After officers yelled at him to stop, he pulled up his pants and tried to run, the lieutenant said. He was arrested.

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