Man accused of performing lewd act in public, stealing bikes

Published: Jul. 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM EDT
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Michael E. Smith (Source: LMDC)
Michael E. Smith (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man was arrested Thursday at Jefferson Community and Technical College for performing a lewd act on himself inside a public restroom, according to Louisville Metro Police.

Officers found Michael E. Smith, 39, sitting in a restroom at JCPS masturbating with women's underwear on the floor, investigators said. Smith is also accused of providing false information about himself to police.

According to an arrest report, JCTC has had an ongoing problem with Smith coming onto campus and leaving behind drug paraphernalia. Smith is charged with criminal trespassing and giving officers false information.

Smith also faces charges related to the theft of several bicycles in downtown Louisville in July. In one incident on July 2, police said, Smith was captured on surveillance video cutting a bike loose from a bike rack outside the downtown YMCA. Smith is accused of stealing two other bikes on July 15. Both were cut loose from a bike rack at 324 West Chestnut St. Smith is charged with theft by unlawful taking in those cases.

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