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Message to public from Warren Mayor Jim Fouts: Don't disturb me while I jog

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 09:30:58-04

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The mayor of Warren. Michigan has a message for residents: If he's jogging, do not disturb.

Mayor Jim Fouts felt a need to get the message out on Facebook after a resident complained that he didn't speak to her while jogging.

Fouts says he didn't recognize her and typically listens to radio or takes calls on his mobile phone when he's exercising.

Fouts says he's "available 24/7 but NOT when I'm jogging." He says some residents believe he's "obligated" to stop and talk.

Fouts is in his 70s, and he says he's trying to keep his heart in good shape.

He's been mayor of Warren, a Detroit suburb, since 2008.