Half-Naked Man Dances for Women in Tanning Room

Oak Lawn Police said a man exposed himself to women at a local tanning spa, explaining that he was fulfilling a requirement following a lost bachelor party bet.

A middle-aged man recently strolled in an Oak Lawn tanning spa and performed a spin-filled, initially clothed dance during which he exposed himself to two women, police said.

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A white male, around 50 years old, with short gray hair and a slim build, approached a staff member and a customer around 12:30 p.m. June 21 at the European Tanning Spa at 10842 S. Cicero Ave.

The man explained that he had lost a bet at a bachelor party and had to do a dance for a bachelorette, according to the report. Saying he wasn’t comfortable dancing in front of the spa, the women agreed to follow him into a tanning booth, said.

The customer, who was 51 years old, told police the man danced fully clothed at first, but at some point during the jig, undid his pants and became naked from the waist down. He danced closer to the customer until “he was eventually rubbing his butt against her midsection,” the report said.

Police said the man grabbed the customer’s hands and placed them around his waist, but she resisted and removed her hands. The man spun around and continued to dance, exposing himself to the women.

Both women left the tanning booth and called police. According to the customer, the man came out of the booth fully clothed, engaged them in conversation and then left, police said.  

The spa staff member corroborated her customer’s story. The report did not specify how police got the man’s license plate, but officers searched the area for a gray Dodge Charger or Challenger. Police said the license plate was registered to a holdings company in Lombard. They did not find the car.

The women told officers they had never seen the man at the spa before, but could identify him if they saw him again.

anthony June 26, 2012 at 05:14 PM
What? the guy wanted to feel pretty.. Ironically the same situation played out in the movie Bruno......(poor Rom Paul) An odd wierdo thrill to be sure
Deb Dekker June 26, 2012 at 05:40 PM
This article is totally wrong. This man came into the salon acting like he wanted to tan and was new to it. No one sent him into a tanning room. He took it upon himself to walk towards the back of the store. When the employee realized he was missing she went looking for him and found him in a room. At this point he began his little routine of dancing into the customer and then turned and exposed himself to the employee. The employee went to the front of the store to call the police and the man left the store. Peg, if someone came into your home and walked down your hallway, wouldn't you want to see where the person was going? This is a place of business and the employee had every right to locate this person. I would hope that police would take something like this seriously so the customers there don't have to worry about being creeped on. Also, the person who wrote this article took great liberty with the police report. Once again, don't believe everything you read.
anthony June 26, 2012 at 05:46 PM
In the flashers mind they expect a "happy ending". However since the man used his hands in a inappropriate manner it is as a sexual assult.... If that part is true.. How on earth did he get away....
Ms.Get The Facts First June 26, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Here's how stupid those two women were....NEITHER of them AGREED to follow him into a tanning booth...he went in there himself.Because he hadn't come back out in a few minutes we walked back there and opened the door to see what was going on,why he hadnt reappeared.When we opened the door he was standing in the middle of the room with his back to us.As we stood there with the one woman holding the door COMPLETELY wide open and standing outside the booth and I stood along the back wall agasinst the open door,he proceeded to do his thing.It was a 30-40 second incident that took us completely by surprise,and ended up with us slamming the door shut on him and calling the police.End of a completely stupid incident,end of the big story.Sorry to disappoint the people that want to believe EVERYTHING that is read.
10910 June 26, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I'm so glad Deb replied because I was very worried. The article does make it seem that any weirdo off the street can wander into someone's occupied tanning booth which is very disturbing. Thanks for clarifying Deb.
anthony June 26, 2012 at 06:52 PM
lucky he wasnt a fire bug or had a weapon....The scary part comes from why he picked there. I would think he stalked someone...
Peg June 26, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Reading the article as it is, my original question stands. Deb,if I should not believe everything I read,should I believe what you wrote ???
Deb Dekker June 26, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Peg, I understand what you say. However, the article was written by someone who didn't even bother to contact the people involved. If the police report actually says what the writer says, then the police didn't believe the people involved. I manage a store in the same mall as European Tan, I am friends with the women involved, I work sometimes at European Tan and as a woman I am concerned that this man or others like him are allowed to do this. What he did is disgusting and your comments make you sound like you condone what HE did. I wonder what you would do if confronted by a naked man in your space.
Borninol June 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM
That is just CREEPY for all individuals involved in this!
Lorraine Swanson (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM
The article is written from a police report. Were you involved, Deb? I'm happy to write a follow up. Email me at lorraine.swanson@patch.com.
Lorraine Swanson (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 10:14 PM
As I said before, email me at lorraine.swanson@patch.com.
Peg June 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM
No where do I in the least insinuate what this man did is okay. Have you or your friends that were involved emailed Lorraine. I too would welcome what they have to say.
jessica June 27, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Sounds like these women may have changed their story to sounds less irresponsible and naive. I'm sure their employer would be upset if they truly allowed this man in a tanning booth to dance for them!
Julia Rothman June 27, 2012 at 03:10 PM
But shouldn't everything be true in the article?


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