Man named Pickles accused of exposing himself at McDonald's before assaulting officer
AUSTIN, Texas —
A man is facing charges after police say he assaulted an officer after exposing himself at the McDonald's at 7950 Burnet Road in north Austin.
According to an affidavit, Austin Police received a call on Wednesday morning around 10:30 a.m. about a man walking around inside the restaurant exposing himself. Employees had asked him to leave and he refused.
When officers arrived, the suspect--later identified as 38-year-old Alexis Pickles--had left the McDonald's and was outside at the bus stop with his pants around his ankles and his groin-area exposed.
Police say the officer on scene asked Pickles to identify himself and Pickles refused. Pickles then asked the officer if he could leave. When the officer told him no, police say Pickles stood up as if he were going to run.
The officer grabbed Pickles by the arm. Pickles was then able to spin around and elbow the officer in the face and break free. The officer attempted to deploy his Taser on Pickles, but the prongs hung in Pickles' clothing and didn't make impact with the skin.
Pickles ran away from the officer across Burnet Road. Two times during the pursuit the officer attempted to stun Pickles, but each was unsuccessful.
According to court documents, the officer pepper sprayed Pickles, who ran away again before slipping in a mud puddle. That's when the first officer and a backup officer were able to detain Pickles.
Police say the officer who was elbowed by Pickles had a cut in his mouth and a loose tooth as a result of the hit.
Alexis Pickles is charged with assault on a public servant, a 3rd degree felony.