FERNDALE (WWJ) - This year’s Woodward Dream Cruise mostly went off without a hitch, but there were a couple of people who just couldn’t keep their clothes on.
Ferndale police said they arrested two different men who exposed themselves during the annual event last Saturday, which was attended by an estimated one million people.
Police made the first arrest around 5:20 p.m. after a 50-year-old Anthony Zannetti, of Ferndale, created a disturbance and exposed himself to a large crowd of people on Woodward at Maplehurst.
According to police, Zannetti was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk when he ran into the back of another man and fell off his bike. Police say the man Zannetti hit tried to help him up, and Zannetti responded by yelling racial slurs and going into a tirade.
Zannetti began yelling at the crowd, dropped his shorts, held his penis in his hand and screamed lewd comments, according to police. During his tantrum, Zannetti also pushed over a mail box on the street corner. Police say an unidentified man in the crowd then punched Zannetti, causing him to bleed from the side of his head.
When police arrived, officers talked Zannetti down and arrested him on charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. He was treated by Ferndale Fired Department for his injuries and arrested. He later was released after posting a cash bond.
The second arrest came as the Dream Cruise was winding down, around 1 a.m., when police responded to two reports of a man in a car masturbating in plain view of the public. Both callers told police the man was sitting in his parked car near Woodward and Lewiston.
When one of the witnesses, a 50-year-old Birmingham woman, started to phone police, the man drove away. Police stopped him shortly thereafter.
The suspect, 52-year-old Peter Jacobsen, of Oakland Township, was arrested and released on $500 cash bond for indecent exposure.