Philadelphia man charged with indecent exposure

Standing before a judge, Shaheed Gindraw stated emphatically “I didn’t do anything wrong. I was just showing I had no gun.”

Well, city police believe the 32-year-old Philadelphia man was showing

a bit too much when he allegedly ended up pulling down his sweatpants and underwear as he was being questioned by an officer in the 800 block of Washington Boulevard about 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 25.

Several individuals were present, Sgt. Richard Hofford said in an affidavit, resulting in Gindraw being charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.

Officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate a Cadillac blocking another motorist from exiting a parking lot. A man, later identified as Gindraw, was sitting in the Cadillac when officers arrived, but he refused to give his name or his date of birth.

He immediately asked to speak to a supervisor. Upon getting out of his car, Gindraw approached Hofford, stepping within several feet of the officer.

“He was asked to step away from me. He then began acting agitated” over the officer’s request to step back, Hofford said, adding that “Gindraw raised his voice and began moving his arms rapidly. He laid down then on the pavement on his back, without being asked to do so.”

In the affidavit, Hofford said “Gindraw stood up and began saying he was not a threat, and proceed- ed to pull his shirt up. He then pulled his sweatpants and underwear down briefly which exposed his (private area) in plain view.”

Following is arraignment before District Judge Jerry Lepley, Gindraw was initially jailed, but has since been released on $3,500 bail.


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