Crime

May 12, 2014

Report: Man arrested after taking off pants at Rock Hill Waffle House

A North Carolina man was arrested Saturday after police say he sat in a booth at a Rock Hill Waffle House without his pants and later struck up a conversation with two patrons about his private parts, according to authorities.

A North Carolina man was arrested Saturday after police say he sat in a booth at a Rock Hill Waffle House without his pants and later struck up a conversation with two patrons about his private parts, according to authorities.

At about 1 a.m., a Rock Hill police officer working overtime at the Waffle House on South Anderson Road noticed Ryan Christopher Smallwood, 26, of Fayetteville, N.C., sitting in a booth, “flipping the bird” at a restaurant customer, according to a Rock Hill police report. Smallwood’s pants were dropped to his ankles, the officer reported, though he still had his boxers up around his waist.

The officer ordered Smallwood to pull up his pants, warning him that any further inappropriate behavior would result in police asking him to leave the Waffle House, the report states. Smallwood pulled his pants back up and the officer walked back across the restaurant. Not much time later, the officer overheard Smallwood talking about his privates to two other people sitting at the bar.

The officer told Smallwood he could either leave the restaurant or face arrest, the report states. Smallwood argued back, claiming he did nothing wrong.

When Smallwood made no indication that he would leave, the officer placed him under arrest, charging him with public disorderly conduct.

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