Suspected flasher was covered in frosting and blood |

Suspected flasher was covered in frosting and blood

Matthew Little
Staff Photo |

A police officer investigating reports of a flasher in Glenwood Springs last week encountered a shirtless man with what appeared to be frosting and blood on his bare chest, according to arrest affidavit for Matthew Little, 35, of Glenwood.

Several witnesses reported seeing Little expose himself to people, including several small children, along the new outdoor dining area on the 300 block of Seventh Street on the afternoon of July 28. Others said they saw him choke and threaten a woman in the same area.

The woman, who turned out to be seven weeks pregnant with Little’s child, ultimately corroborated the story. She said the incident began as an argument, with Little calling her racial slurs, and escalated. Although she admitted to throwing a punch to defend herself, her testimony shed no light on either the blood or frosting observed by the arresting officer.

Little was handcuffed while police investigated the situation and ultimately arrested for public indecency, a petty offense; harassment, a misdemeanor; and second-degree assault, a felony. The charges will be treated as domestic violence for the purposes of sentencing.

As of Wednesday evening, Little was being held at Garfield County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User