Oklahoma City police arrested a registered sex offender who is accused of threatening customers at a restaurant and trying to steal a soda truck while wearing shorts that exposed his buttocks and genitals.
Dominick Christian Thayer, 39, was still in Oklahoma County jail today with bail set at $9,500, jail records show.
Police arrested him at Chili's, 5301 N Classen Blvd., about 1:15 p.m. Saturday on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon, attempted larceny of a motor vehicle, public indecency and inhaling a harmful substance.
An officer who had just finished his lunch was in the parking lot when he saw a shirtless and barefoot man walk into the restaurant, the report states. Part of the man's buttocks were exposed.
The man walked quickly out of the restaurant moments later and headed toward an RC Cola delivery truck parked behind it, according to the report. He looked through the driver's side window, got inside the truck and tried to start it.
The man soon jumped out and the officer ordered him to the ground at gunpoint, the report states. The man's face and shorts were covered in gold paint, and his genitals were exposed through the shorts' open zipper.
A restaurant patron who was there with his wife and daughter told police the man threatened them with a knife, but he ran away when an employee yelled at him to leave, according to the report.
Thayer has several felony convictions from Oklahoma and Canadian counties dating to 1995, court and prison records show. He has served at least four stints in prison for a total of about 11 years on counts of second-degree burglary, larceny, DUI, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and indecent exposure.