A man was taken into custody by Phoenix police on Monday morning for allegedly being a flasher while wearing a bunny costume.
According to court records, a man named Nolan Patrick Matthews, 44, entered the backyard of a residence close to downtown Phoenix at approximately 7:00 am. It is reported that he exposed himself to a female resident before fleeing from the scene.
Law enforcement was summoned to the area near 7th Street and Interstate 10 and interviewed a nearby neighbor who shared footage from their doorbell camera. Based on the video, the officer identified Matthews, who was wearing a bunny costume.
According to court documents, the victim was driven by an investigating officer to where a man who matched Matthews’ description was being detained. The victim was able to positively identify Matthews as the flasher. Officers also discovered an employee identification card during a search of the woman’s backyard. Officers were able to locate a suspect matching Matthews’ description and took him into custody.
Upon questioning, Matthews acknowledged being in the backyard when the officer presented him with the ID card, but he denied exposing himself to the woman.
Matthews was arrested and taken to jail for allegedly committing 2nd-degree burglary and indecent exposure.