Police arrested a 34-year-old man Thursday after they say he was driving around naked from the waist down because it gave him a sense of “freedom.”
During the ensuing investigation, police say they learned that the man, Umar Khan of Glendale, often drives around the city at night or early morning hours naked from the waist down and looks for a cul-de-sac or home driveway to masturbate in, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Khan was convicted of indecent exposure in 1998, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.
Glendale officers arrested him about 2:23 a.m. Thursday on the 1300 block of Doverwood Drive, after patrolling officers noticed he failed to yield at a stop sign on Royal Boulevard, according to police reports.
Officers allegedly tried to stop Khan, but he fled. Moments later, they spotted him and stopped him on Doverwood.
As officers approached Khan’s blue, four-door 2004 Honda Accord, they noticed he wasn’t wearing pants or underwear, according to their report.