Man accused of flipping off, exposing himself to an officer, police say

Edward Klarmann was arrested after police said he flipped off and exposed himself to an...
Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 7:49 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2023 at 9:37 AM CDT
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LEDYARD, Conn. (WFSB/Gray News) - A man was arrested Tuesday after police said he flipped off and exposed himself to an officer.

Police identified the man as 36-year-old Edward Klarmann.

The incident happened after the officer conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Dollar General on Route 12 in Ledyard.

Police said the officer completed the stop, and pulled into a parking area to be out of the roadway and fill out the proper information.

While the officer sat in his patrol car, he said he was approached by Klarmann, who went toward the officer with his middle finger raised as he yelled.

Police said the officer got out of his patrol car and tried to speak with the man. They said at that point, Klarmann put his hands down his pants.

The officer said he ordered Klarmann to remove his hand, and Klarmann refused. Klarmann then pulled out his penis as he continued to yell at the officer, police said.

The officer tried to detain the man, who resisted. Klarmann was eventually secured into handcuffs and taken to Ledyard Police Department for processing.

Police revealed later Wednesday morning that Klarmann had been the subject of an arrest earlier in the day on Tuesday, for which he was charged with second-degree breach of peace.

They said he and another man were involved in a disturbance around 2 p.m. at a convenience store in town.

Police also revealed that they’ve responded to incidents that have involved Klarmann before and that he has a “general distaste for law enforcement.”

They said if there was a psychiatric component to the suspect, they were unaware of it.

Klarmann was given a court date of Wednesday in New London Superior Court for the exposure incident.

In that case, he was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering/resisting an officer.