Residents react to arrest of thong-wearing neighbor

Brian Luedeker (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Brian Luedeker (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

MADEIRA, OH (FOX19) - Neighbors in Madeira are talking about a shocking sight they found earlier this week.

Residents on Juler Avenue say they found Brian Luedeker, 37, pleasuring himself Wednesday in his neighbor's yard while wearing only a black thong.

Haley Abner lives right across the street from Luedeker and says she's frustrated by how lightly the Madeira Police Department continues to handle the incident.

"Well it's not funny when a man is walking around masturbating in front of other people's windows when I have four kids," said Abner. "I do not find it amusing or funny at all. Period."

Police say they don't think the incident is funny.

"Obviously, he faces some pretty serious charges," said Gary Jamison with Madeira Police.

Luedeker is charged with Voyeurism, Public Indecency and Criminal Trespassing.

Others who know Luedeker say the incident is shocking.

"It seems out of character," said neighbor Melissa Stegmaier. "I've spoken to him out on the street when I've walked a few times and he has always been nice. I've never know anything like this to happen."

Luedeker has been released from jail and is due in court August 27. He refused to be interviewed for this story.

"I don't believe he's a threat," said Stegmaier. "I believe there is some mental issue but I don't know. He's never scared me and I've lived here for 15 years, and this is just a scary thing that has happened."

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