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Whipped Out His Privates: Mesa Man has Problem Keeping His Pants On Around Kids and Cops

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For a Mesa man, whose undergarment of choice seems to be commando, the dress code for yesterday was apparently pants optional -- even when talking to children and police.

Michael Polley, 55, was arrested yesterday afternoon after police say he whipped it out in front of three people, including two children, at an apartment complex at 2940 East Broadway Road in Mesa. Equally disturbing, "it" was still "out" when he answered his apartment door to chat with police.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, police were called to the aforementioned apartment complex after a woman told dispatchers she was in front of her building with her two kids, ages 8 and 10, when an unidentified man walked in front of them, dropped trou, and started "wiggling his hips" -- his junk fully exposed.

The victims then watched as the man retreated into an apartment.

When police showed up, they knocked on the door of the apartment the victims watched the suspect enter. Inside was Polley, who answered the door with his pants around his knees.

"Fuck you," Polley told the cops, "get the fuck away from me!"

Furious with police wanting to ask him about his whipping it out in front of children, Polley stormed into the stairwell and continued to berate the officers.

Meanwhile, the victims were standing at the bottom of the stairs and, as Polley exited the apartment, they yelled to police "that's him!"

Polley continued to refuse to follow the officers' commands and "ripped [his arm] away violently" when one of the officers tried to place him in handcuffs.

He eventually was taken into custody after a brief scuffle with the cops.

Polley was booked on one felony count of indecent exposure, one misdemeanor count of indecent exposure, and one count of resisting arrest.

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