Troopers: Valley man arrested for public indecency tried to claim that he was Bob Marley

Michelle Theriault Boots

A caller's report of a man exposing himself along a Wasilla road led to a 24-year-old Big Lake man's arrest Saturday, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Someone called police at about 4 p.m. on Saturday after spotting a man "leaning against a tractor with his pants down," about 20 feet from Randall Road, off the Parks Highway in Wasilla.

When troopers arrived to the area, the man was gone, said AST spokeswoman Beth Ipsen Sunday.

"Troopers tracked him to a nearby residence where he was sitting on the porch," she said. "It was not his residence."

When the officers asked the man's name he responded that he was "Bob," then clarifying that he was "Bob Marley".

"When the trooper didn't believe him, he said he was Brent Marley, Bob's brother," Ipsen said.

The man then gave his real name.

Brent Ladd, 24, of Big Lake, was arrested for public indecency and disorderly conduct.

He was taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility.

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