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Home  |  News  |  Police: Naked Man Exposing Himself to Women

Police: Naked Man Exposing Himself to Women
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police are searching for a man they say is running naked around two neighborhoods and performing sexual acts on himself.

Officers say they've gotten reports from women who have reporting seeing the man in the Shandon and Heathwood neighborhoods between December of 2011 and early this month.

Officers say the man is usually seen between 5:30 a.m. and 6:45 a.m., and performs a lewd act upon himself.

The victims describe the man as being near a patch of shrubbery or roadway at the time of the allegations.

According to officers, he's been seen on the following streets: Elizabeth Street, Heathwood Circle, Cassina Road, Wheat Street Princess Street, and Wilmot Avenue and Woodrow Street.

The suspect is described as being a white male, possibly between the ages of 40 and 50 years old, possibly 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing between 150-180 pounds with a medium build. He may have a "low haircut" or is possibly balding.

Police say they believe the man may change into a jogging suit and may at times drive a silver Honda.

Officers suggest the following safety tips for people in that area:

1. Be vigilant when you are exercising outdoors
2. If possible run, jog or walk with a partner
3. Try to run, jog or walk in well-lighted areas
4. Know your surroundings
5. Report suspicious people in your neighborhood to law enforcement
6. Make sure you have your cell phone handy with 9-1-1 on a speed dial in case of an emergency

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/169934/2/Police-Naked-Man-Exposing-Himself-to-Women

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