June 28, 2016

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Man arrested for grabbing woman’s butt at Lorain Wendy’s

LORAIN — A woman reported that a man, who she believed was homeless, grabbed her butt at Wendy’s after she gave him $1 and some coupons.

The woman told police she was in line at Wendy’s, located at 1410 Colorado Ave., Lorain, at 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man standing behind her, who smelled of alcohol and looked homeless, tapped her on the shoulder and said, “Hi! Nice hat.”

Craig Jackson

The woman said she turned back to the clerk to order when the man asked her if he could have one of her coupon sheets that she purchased and her extra dollar. The woman told police, because she thought the man was hungry, she gave him the coupons and the money.

She said the man then rubbed her hand and placed his palm on her butt while she was waiting for food. The woman told police she yelled, “No” to the man and alerted a manager at Wendy’s.

Police spoke with a manager at Wendy’s who pulled up a security video of the incident. Employees at Wendy’s did not know the man’s name but said to ask employees at 611 Market, where the man frequently visits.

Police obtained the suspect’s address and information and arrested him at his home. The man, Craig Jackson, 60, of the 1600 block of Lehigh Avenue, was reportedly wearing the same outfit as the man in the security video. The woman also identified Jackson as the man who touched her.

Jackson admitted to being at Wendy’s and asking the woman for coupons but denied touching her butt. He was arrested and charged with sexual misconduct.

Police said Jackson had one prior sexual imposition conviction through Lorain Municipal Court in June 2011.