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Man charged with groping woman in bathroom stall

Posted March 5, 2011
Updated March 6, 2011

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— A Greensboro man faces accusations that he groped a woman in a bathroom stall at a Raleigh bar Friday, according to an arrest warrant.

The warrant states that Michael Preston Wood, 26, hid in a stall in a bar at 625 E. Whitaker Mill Road. When a woman entered the bathroom, he grabbed her crotch, police said.

The warrant does not specify where in Raleigh the incident took place.

Wood, of 405 W. Greenway Drive North in Greensboro, was charged with sexual battery. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

Police asked for a higher bond because they feel that Wood poses a threat to the general public.

"He was lying in wait in a bathroom stall for any victim to enter the area," police wrote in court papers.

Wood has a single previous conviction for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in 2004, according to state Department of Correction records.

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  • dontgetmestarted Mar 8, 2011

    Dear Lord, really?! I agree with the police on this one. This guy is OBVIOUSLY DISTURBED!!! $10,000. REALLY?!

  • tobywilliamson58 Mar 7, 2011

    WRAl stated that the location is'nt known. Yes it is. It's in the article, for crying out loud. 625 E. Whitaker Mill Rd.-- MAN!

  • abc321 Mar 7, 2011

    Google maps lists High Park Bar & Grill at that address.

  • NCSU2311 Mar 7, 2011

    only in north carolina can a woman press charges after a groping in a bar bathroom. In nyc he would have been dealt with and no LEO's involved.
    bear2010
    GOLO member since November 9, 2010
    March 7, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    Go back to NY!!!!!! Buh Bye!!

  • bear2010 Mar 7, 2011

    only in north carolina can a woman press charges after a groping in a bar bathroom. In nyc he would have been dealt with and no LEO's involved.