The 24-year-old man accused of fondling himself at three separate locations made his first court appearance Wednesday.
A judge ordered Glenn Nickerson be held on $27,500 bond; however, a hold was put on the case and he can't bond out at this time.
Nickerson faces multiple charges, including attempted first degree sexual assault, three counts of criminal trespass, lewd conduct, and 3rd-degree misdemeanor assault.
Police were called to the Jazzercise at 121st and W.Center just before seven o'clock Monday morning. The victim told officers she was leaving Jazzercise, when she saw a man fondling himself near the entrance. She said the man grabbed her shoulder and when she screamed for help, the man punched a witness who came to her rescue. The man ran away before officers arrived.
That witness was David Matney who owns Alliance Real Estate which is just a couple doors down from the Jazzercise at Westwood Plaza shopping center.
“I was working away at the computer. And then all of a sudden I heard this lady screaming. And I ran out,” said Matney.
What he saw was a man and woman struggling and immediately stepped in to help.
“I didn't even think anything about it,” Matney said. “I just yelled at him and charged at him. And then he took off. He got a lick into me. I'm afraid I didn't get that good of a lick on to him.”
That “lick” left Matney with a black eye. But he still tried to chase the guy as he ran away.
“He went off on 121st St. And then he went through a couple yards,” said Matney. “And I chased him for a little bit. But he's a little bit younger and a little faster than me.”
At 10:15 a.m. Monday, officers were called to the Maurice's, near 120th and L Street, after witnesses reported a man "rubbing himself." Glenn Nickerson was arrested at the scene.
Police said Nickerson was involved in a similar incident on June 7th at a store near 122nd and W. Center. He was booked for attempted first degree sexual assault, three counts of criminal trespass, lewd conduct, and 3rd-degree misdemeanor assault.
Matney says he can't remember any attack like this ever happening at the Westwood Plaza. He says business owners make a point to look out for each other.