Police Look To ID Oakland County Flasher
TROY (WWJ) – Police in Troy and Royal Oak are looking for a man who has been making lewd comments and exposing himself to women.
Police said a handful of females of various ages have been approached since Saturday. The youngest was 12-years-old.
Troy Police Captain Bob Redmond said most of the incidents happened in Troy, and one of them occurred in Royal Oak.
“It’s that time of year — it’s nice out, it’s warm out. People are wearing shorts now. They’re out running, they’re out walking, and they need to be reminded that this is the kind of behavior the nice weather brings out,” Redmond said.
Redmond said, in most of the cases, the man slowed down or circled around the women in his vehicle before getting out. He said it’s important to stay alert when you’re out and about.
“Pay attention — that’s the whole key to everything. Parks, school, even walking down the street. If there’s a car going by you twice, there’s something weird about that,” Redmond said.
The suspect is described as Hispanic or white with olive skin, about 30-years-old, and “scruffy looking,” with short dark hair. The victims said he had a slight accent.
He was driving a red SUV – possibly a Chevy two-door S-10 Blazer — with a spare tire on the tailgate, and wearing a navy blue baseball cap and red shirt.
Incident details as provided by police:
• 5-4-2013 between noon and 1 p.m. with a 32-year-old female victim jogging in area of Robinwood Park in Troy.
• 5-4-2013 at approximately 1:40 p.m. with two 12-year-old female victims in the area of Anvil and Forge in Troy.
• 5-7-2013 at 5:53 p.m. with a female adult victim jogging in area of Bellaire St. in Royal Oak.
• 5-7-2013 at approximately 7 p.m. a 36-year-old female victim walking in area of Burtman and Wacon in Troy.
Anyone who spots this vehicle or this man is asked to call local police or the anonymous tip line at 248-524-0777.