Lancaster police searching for suspect(s) in multiple indecent exposure incidents

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Person of interest in Lancaster indecent exposure incidents (Courtesy of CRIMEWATCH)

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — The Lancaster City Bureau of Police is seeking help in identifying a naked man or men involved in multiple indecent exposure incidents in the northwest area of Lancaster City.

Individuals mostly identified as women have reported five incidents in October and November in which a nude man approached them, sometimes making inappropriate comments, according to a CRIMEWATCH post from the Lancaster Bureau of Police.

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The descriptions of the suspect vary slightly, and police are unsure whether the same man was involved in all incidents or if there were multiple suspects involved. The victims offered the following descriptions from the following dates, according to the CRIMEWATCH post:

  • Oct. 6, 6 a.m. — Middle-aged white man wearing only sneakers and a “pandemic style” mask
  • Oct. 25, 9:45 p.m. — Naked white man, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, 20-30 years old, short brown hair
  • Oct. 25, 10 p.m. — Naked middle-aged white man, 5 feet 5 inches tall, heavy build
  • Nov. 10, 9 p.m. — Naked white man, approximately 20-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium build, brown hair
  • Nov. 10, 10:30 p.m. — Naked white man, approximately 20-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, average to thin build, dark blond or brown hair

The man/men have not yet made physical contact with any of the victims.

Lancaster Police, Manheim Township Police, and Franklin and Marshall Public Safety are investigating the incidents and have not yet been able to locate any suspects.

Anyone who knows of incidents that have not yet been reported or who may have information about potential suspects is asked to contact Lt. Randell Zook at 717-735-3322 or via email at zookr@lancasterpolice.com.

Police also remind people walking in public spaces to do the following:

  • Travel in groups when possible
  • Be aware of your surroundings, don’t text or spend too much time looking at your phone
  • Project confidence
  • Stay in well-lit areas if walking at night
  • Carry something for legal self-defense, such as pepper spray or a personal alarm
  • If traveling alone, let someone else know where you’re going
  • If confronted, harassed, or attacked, escape is usually the best option. Scream and run when possible
  • If all else fails, fight hard and be as loud as possible

Links to additional safety tips can be found in this CRIMEWATCH post.

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