Man exposes himself, attacks cops, gets Tasered

Travis Mark Layton

Travis Mark Layton

LILBURN -- Travis Mark Layton was caught with his pants down.

He then, authorities said, attacked a pair of police officers (with his pants down) before being Tasered multiple times (with his pants down).

And that was just the end of the incident.

Layton, 22, was arrested last week following an incident at the Sherwin-Williams paint store off U.S. Highway 29 in Lilburn, where he had reportedly worked for about two months. Ultimately charged with wide-ranging offenses including battery, sexual battery, child molestation, public indecency and obstruction of a police officer, the Lawrenceville resident is being held in the Gwinnett County jail without bond.

According to an incident report from Lilburn police, Layton was at the Sherwin-Williams store with a male coworker Thursday when he "attempted to give (the coworker) a hug." He was rebuffed several times before attempting to deliver a kiss.

"When (the coworker) pushed him away, Mr. Layton then reached in attempts to grab a hold of (the alleged victim's) genitals," the report said.

As Layton persisted, the coworker reportedly got him in a headlock and, with the help of a customer, was able to get Layton outside the store before locking all the doors, police said.

Several customers -- and two children, ages 7 and 14, in a truck parked outside -- witnessed Layton's next alleged act in front of the store's glass facade.

"Mr. Layton went to the front glass and striped (sic) himself of all his clothing," the responding officer wrote. "Mr. Layton then began to press his nude buttocks against the glass. Mr. Layton then turned around and placed his nude genitals against the glass."

Layton allegedly "performed this act several more times" before attempting to jump on the hood of the truck occupied by the aforementioned children and their mother, then pulling its door handles and making a pelvic thrust toward the car.

Authorities arrived on scene shortly thereafter.

"As I was walking towards the male he punched me in the chest, he then pulled his pants down exposing his genitals and then fell to the ground," the officer wrote.

Layton was Tasered several times as he continued to struggle and "thrashed wildly," police said. He was eventually detained and charged with six different crimes, two felonies. A child molestation charge stemmed from his alleged actions taking place in front of children.

Lilburn Police Department Capt. Mike Johnson said there was no indication of drug use in connection with the incident.