LPD investigates five indecent exposure reports

Lafayette Police are looking into five similar indecent exposure cases so far this year.

Posted: Dec 11, 2018 6:56 PM
Updated: Dec 11, 2018 6:56 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Lafayette Police are investigating five indecent exposure cases. The most recent case happened around midnight Tuesday. The woman involved asked News 18 to hide her identity for safety reasons but she's allowing us to use her first name, Aleisha. 

"I didn't think it would happen here," said Aleisha. 

Aleisha usually feels safe walking her dog in Pheasant Run Apartments but Tuesday morning changed that. Around midnight, a man roughly in his 30s pulled up in a red SUV and asked her for directions to Walmart.

"It's right down the road," explained Aleisha. "And why would you pull into Pheasant Run to ask for directions when there is a gas station right there if you truly needed directions?"

She was right to be skeptical.

"I turn around and he has his penis out and goes what do you think about this?" said Aleisha. 

Aleisha was in shock.

"I just said okay and walked off," said Aleisha. 

She watched to see if he would leave the complex but he stayed around for a while.

"I tried to get his plates but as soon as he saw me walking, he sped off," explained Aleisha. 

What's haunting her now is that man's intentions.

"What if he finds someone and he does try something," said Aleisha. "They make a bad decision and then he does something even worse."

Lafayette Police said Aleisha was right to get away from the man. That's most important but if you can get a good description, report it.

"Any tattoos, any visible features about the person or a license plate number would be great as well for us," said Sgt. Matt Gard. "If we can get that kind of information, it might make it much more probable that we would be able to track a person down."

So far, there are no suspects. All five of these indecent exposures were reported with different times and locations in Lafayette. However, the way the women described the man involved is similar.

"White male in his 30s-40s, vehicles all have varied," said Gard. 

Aleisha just wants women to be prepared for something she never would have expected until now.

"Always carry something with you to protect yourself and just be aware," said Aleisha. 

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact the Lafayette Police Department at (765) 807-1000.

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