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Louisville man arrested for harassing Louisville Ballet dancers

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Walter Johnson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Walter Johnson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he harassed dancers at the Louisville Ballet to such an extent that they feared for their safety.

According to an arrest warrant, 46-year-old Walter Johnson caused disturbances at the Louisville Ballet, located on E. Main St., near S. 3rd St., on numerous occasions.

Police say he tried to pick a fight with someone inside the building in one instance -- and on several occasions, he was caught peering into the windows, staring at dancers.

On Oct. 2, as he was peering through the window, Johnson allegedly exposed himself in full view of a victim inside. Police were called as a result of that incident.

Officers say Johnson is "well known" by the police and has been told to stay off the property numerous times by employees of the Louisville Ballet.

Johnson was arrested shortly after 5 a.m. on Oct. 11 and charged with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, harassment, terroristic threatening and indecent exposure.

It's not the first time he's been in trouble.

In August, we reported that Louisville Metro Police arrested Johnson after they say he sexually abused a woman near Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville.

That's when police say Johnson was drunk when he approached a woman in the area and told her that "he wanted to go and make love with her."

He then allegedly exposed himself to a crowd of people in the park.

Five minutes later, he approached a woman and told her he wanted to have sex with her, according to an arrest report. Police say he then tried to fondle her.

Police say Johnson's behavior "caused alarm to several people" and police received numerous calls reporting his activities.

Officers arrested Johnson at the scene and charged him with sex abuse, indecent exposure, alcohol intoxication in a public place and disorderly conduct in connection with that incident.

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