YMCA flasher strikes again

YMCA flasher strikes again

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by GLENN COUNTS / NewsChannel 36 Staff

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Posted on August 3, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 3 at 6:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for a flasher who made a return visit to the Harris YMCA.

Police tell NewsChannel 36 this second incident happened around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday night when a man exposed himself to a woman who was jogging alone.

Last Tuesday, the same suspect may have exposed himself to two women early in the morning. Friday employees with the Y put up signs to remind Joggers the track is closed when it’s dark.

"Were doing everything that we can to make people aware we have seen him, we've doubled our security were working very closely with CMPD," said Molly Thompson a spokeswoman.

The victim from the Wednesday night incident told police immediately.

"We employ off duty police as our security he was on site at the time he came immediately out searched the area didn't find anybody," said Thompson.

The Y also sent out e-mails to its members warning them about both incidents and urging them not to jog alone.

Abby Schoff is 76-years-old and has been jogging for 40 years. She says this situation will not discourage her.

"I'm pretty fearless so I figure it's a residential neighborhood there are lot of people around I never really worried about it," said Schoff.

Amy Yancey is a runner. She’s on the track every day, but not in the dark.

"It's definitely alarming particularly for children and who knows what he's capable of with women that's really scary," said Yancey.

For that reason police hope to catch him before he strikes again.                    

 

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