A Metairie gym employee was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly slapping a passing bicyclist’s buttocks from the passenger side of a Chevrolet Silverado.
New Orleans Officer Alfred Moran spotted Jacob George, 26, and the woman arguing near the corner of North Peters Street and Elysian Fields Avenue in the Marigny at around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday. The 29-year-old woman told the officer that she was riding her bicycle home when the truck rolled past, and the passenger slapped her on the left cheek of her buttocks.
The man inside the red truck then allegedly told her to “calm down” because he had only slapped her on the butt.
According to an arrest report, George told Detective Keisha Ferdinand of the Sex Crimes Unit that he had only meant to scare the cyclist by “poking her.” She arrested him for a single count of misdemeanor sexual battery.
A judge set bond for George, who listed his occupation as a semi-professional at a gym in Kenner, at $5,000 on Saturday. He had been released by Monday.