Foot fetish lands Redford man In jail

Redford Police

A Redford man with an apparent foot fetish is in hot water with Ferndale Police. Brandon Jackson was arraigned Thursday on a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery after touching a woman’s feet inappropriately at a Ferndale business last month.

A $1,500 bond was set for Jackson at his 43rd District Court arraignment. He could face up to 93 days in jail, a $500 fine or both if convicted. A preliminary exam was scheduled for Dec. 27 at the court.

Jackson convinced a 48-year-old woman that a bug had crawled into her boot on Nov. 21, Ferndale Police said in a news release. He then allegedly took the woman to a remote part of the store, removed her boots and examined her feet without her permission.

Redford resident Brandon Jackson is charged with assault and battery for inappropriately touching a woman's feet in Ferndale.
Brandon Jackson (Ferndale Police)

No bug(s) were found. The woman later told police she reviewed a surveillance video of the incident and discovered Jackson had recorded it with his phone.

After obtaining a search warrant for the phone, Ferndale detectives discovered pictures of women’s feet. They also allegedly found numerous videos of similar bug-in-the-shoe encounters with other women.

“None of these instances indicate evidence of any crime at this point, but actions like this can often escalate to the point of unlawful activity and even sexual assault,” Ferndale Police said.

The news release didn’t indicate where any of the other videoed incidents took place or if additional charges would be filed. Ferndale Police encouraged other potential victims of Jackson to contactauthorities.

Thefts At Telegraph Road Stores

Redford Police is investigating a pair of recent retail fraud – theft cases at two Telegraph Road stores.

On Dec. 5, a woman walked into Burlington Coat Factory at about 3 p.m. and took several pieces of clothing without paying, according to police reports. Police believe she ran out of the store, got into a white Grand Prix and fled with the items.

The value of the items is unknown. The suspect is described as a black female that was wearing a black/white plaid jacket, black leggings and brown boots.

Burlington Coat Factory is located at 9321 Telegraph. The second incident happend on Dec. 7 at Metro Mart at 9525 Telegraph.

Police believe the Grand Prix was driven by a man who had entered the store and then left before the woman. He is described as a black male, who was wearing a red jacket, red hat, grey sweatpants and brown boots.

Redford Police reports said an employee spotted a man stealing several packages of white t-shirts at about 12:30 p.m. Officers were called to the scene and found a man fitting the suspect’s description waiting at a nearby bus stop.

Police officers detained the man and searched him. Reports said they discovered two packages of two shirts stuffed into his right pant leg.

The man was arrested and transported to the Redford Police station without incident. A Metro Mart employee told police it was the third time the suspect had stolen items from the store.