An Accused Serial Flasher
“It’s a nightmare. I feel like I’m in a nightmare right now. I didn’t do it. There’s proof that I didn’t do it.”
According to Virginia Beach police, reports complained Smith of asking passing women for ‘directions’ while inside his car. As victims approach the vehicle, 24-year-old MMA fighter is allegedly exposing his manhood and masturbating in front of them.
Smith Claims to be the Victim
“The Resurrected” now says he is only a victim of ‘mistaken identity’ as cops are looking for a tattooed Hispanic culprit.
“I agree with her, I do have a lot of tattoos. But it’s obvious I’m not Hispanic. I don’t even look Hispanic.”
Local authorities received initial complaints of the suspect back in March but failed to track the man down nor identify him. This month, they obtained two similar reports matching the description of the suspect.
After a news account on such serial misbehaviour, more reports surfaced pointing to the same performer of personal sexual activity. Tracking him down, Smith became the primary suspect.
Smith says he can defend himself for every single setting he’s accused in.
“I got text messages and pictures and locations and all of that.”
Firstly, Smith said he’s working in Williamsburg on March when victims first reported the offences. While in June, the rising fighter admitted visited the shopping centre to buy things. He said he’s busy with a lot of stuff before that.
“I was at the boys and girls club in South Norfolk doing community work all morning of June 9th relating to my Mixed Martial arts career,” Smith said.
Despite this, police say victims positively identified him in a photo line up and is now facing six counts of indecent exposure, and four counts of masturbation or simulated sex in public.
A judge granted Smith a bond on Monday but ordered him to stay away from Landstown Commons. He mentioned being okay with it, and he’ll attend a hearing on August 15.
“I’m going to use this experience to say ‘Hey, look just because you’re out doing good doesn’t mean some BS won’t still happen to you…but you’ve got to put your head up”
According to an online MMA website list, Imani is an amateur fighter with a 6-8-0 record.
Watch the full news report of 13NewsNow in this clip below: