Police: Man in thong running laps around parking lot exposed himself

The man's attorney tells WFXT-TV it was a case of mistaken identity, and his client has no prior record.

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a Massachusetts man they say ran around a middle school parking lot wearing nothing but a thong and twice exposed himself to a woman walking her dog.

Zachary Teplansky, of Northborough, was released on $1,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to charges including open and gross lewdness.

Police arrested the 21-year-old Teplansky after a woman called Sunday to say she was walking near the school when she encountered a man running laps in the parking lot.

She told police the man was wearing just a thong, which he pulled down twice.

When police arrived, Teplansky was dressed and said he was jogging, before telling officers “I plead the fifth.”

Teplansky’s attorney tells WFXT-TV it was a case of mistaken identity, and his client has no prior record.

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