FREMONT -- A man who dropped his pants and mooned passing motorists along a busy Fremont highway Wednesday was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public, police said.
Police said no one was injured in the alleged flashing, aside from those drivers who might have been offended by an image they now can't get out of their heads.
Officers were called at 6:56 p.m. to the intersection of Mowry Avenue and Peralta Boulevard after a motorist dialed 911 to report a man mooning traffic in that area, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.
As police were en route, another motorist dialed 911 to report a man standing in the Mowry Avenue center median flashing his behind and yelling "strange things."
The second caller told a dispatcher that the man appeared to be drunk and that he was running in and out of traffic and, at one point, was almost hit by a vehicle, Bosques said.
When officers arrived, they found a 30-year-old man in the area and arrested him on suspicion of being intoxicated in public.
The man, whom police identified as Richard Blankenship, was booked into the Fremont Jail at 7:35 p.m., Bosques said. Officers released him from jail on Thursday after he slept and sobered up, she said.
Police officials did not say what Blankenship's alleged reasoning was for dropping his drawers but warned others not to follow in his footsteps.
"This is obviously very dangerous, and we're glad that he wasn't injured," Bosques said.
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