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Man charged with exposing self near downtown Raleigh bar

Posted June 6, 2010

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— A man has been charged with exposing himself at a Wilmington Street bar, according to an arrest warrant.

The warrant states that Michael Lynn Nettles, 40, exposed his private parts to bar patrons in the 200 block of South Wilmington Street.

Nettles, whose address is unknown, was charged with indecent exposure and trespassing. The warrant states that he trespassed in the South Wilmington Street city parking garage.

Nettles was being held in the Wake County jail Sunday under a $2,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.


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  • tarfags Jun 7, 2010

    Whoa people.....let's give this guy the benefit of a doubt. He has only been charged, not found guilty. And maybe he wanted to show off an impressive package he was toting!

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jun 7, 2010

    And to carry it to the next obvious step grinsteadjennifer, more revenue = more taxes. Can you believe that some people can never figure that out when we talk about revitalizing downtown?

  • 4Just-ice2 Jun 7, 2010

    I'm sorry, whats supposed to change? These homeless people live here regardless of what we build up around them. It is their home just not in the same sense as the rest of society sees it. This guy obviously has issues but the amount of money that goes into revitalizing downtown has nothing to do with eliminating homeless it is more of an attraction to build revenues for local business'. More people more crime.

  • Fun Jun 7, 2010

    So...what are the specific benefits on a cost basis? For the sake of discussion, lets us the number $350,000,000.00 spend downtown. You say we can't "elimnate all homeless and crazy people?" True enough. Have we eliminated?? a thousand. Thats a mear $350,000 each. But if there were only 100 homeless and crazy people, it would be 3.5 million dollars each. Who thinks downtown redevelopment is about getting homeless and crazy people off the streets? If that was the objective, then expenditures were certianly ill conceived.

  • Jeremiah Jun 7, 2010

    "Nothing changed even after 100's of million of dollar in redevelopment primarily consisting of new bars."

    As mentioned, a lot has changed in downtown raleigh, and most for the better. Did you think that downtown revizilation would elimnate all homeless and crazy people? In in real city, that's inevitable.

  • bill0 Jun 7, 2010

    If you think nothing has changed in downtown, you apparently haven't been paying attention. 10 years ago, the streets were empty after 5 on weekdays and a ghost town on the weekend. Now, there is a thriving nightlife scene. 10 years ago, this guy could have been standing there naked, but the only one who would have scene would have been sir walter.

    The real issue is the lack of mental health services in our state. There are a lot of people wandering about that have obvious mental issues. It doesn't do anyone any good to ignore them until they commit a crime.

  • Fun Jun 7, 2010

    Meekerville- News Flash

    Nothing changed even after 100's of million of dollar in redevelopment primarily consisting of new bars. Some even(The Mint) aided with public money.