Matthew Trakas was arrested for waving at the neighborhood kids — waving, but not with his hands.
According to the Chronicle-Telegraph, the 41 year-old Elyria man had a habit of getting down to buck and standing before his full-length glass front door while the kids walked home from school. Two girls, 14 and 15, saw his display and ran to tell their friends. Don't worry about it, they were told, the guy goes it all the time.
Officers arrived and noted it took Trakas a full minute to answer the door and that he was putting his shirt on as he did.
Trakas told officers he had his shirt off, but was otherwise dressed and was hanging Halloween decorations.
Officers checked Trakas’ history and found he is a registered sex offender but lives across from a school. He also has a pending sex-offense case and convictions from 1992 for attempted rape, attempted felonious penetration and gross sexual imposition.
He's been charged with two counts of public indecency with a minor.
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