Student chases flasher out of school building -

Student chases flasher out of school building

( -- A student chased a man out of an academic building on Thursday afternoon, after he exposed himself to her.

The student told police at the University of Missouri St. Louis that a man approached her in the 2nd floor hallway of Clark Hall, located on UMSL's North Campus. He, first, asked for directions to the men's room. He returned moments later and asked the female student where he could register for classes, then asked if he could masturbate, then exposed himself.

Campus officials said the student chased the man out of the building. She followed him as he ran toward the Millennium Student Center, then lost sight of him and called UMSL Police. She was not injured.

"They are checking with different individuals on campus to see if they might have seen anything or have seen an individual fitting that description in other locations on campus," said Bob Samples, UMSL Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications.

Police sent a campus crime alert to students around 2 p.m., shortly after the crime was reported at 12:40 p.m.

The Jeanne Clery Act mandates that schools that receive federal funds for financial aid track and disclose certain crimes to students and members of the public. The act lists sex offenses as one of the reportable crimes.

Read the full act here:

There are surveillance cameras on campus, but none in the location where the crime occurred. The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20's. He's 5'7" or 5'8" and has a medium build. He wore his hair in long, thin dreadlocks to at least his shoulders. The man wore a blue button-up long sleeve shirt with a Vaterott logo and dark pants.

If you have any information, you're asked to call UMSL Police at 314-516-5155.

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