Search underway for man in Kirkwood accused of exposing himself -

Search underway for man in Kirkwood accused of exposing himself to teens

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KIRKWOOD, MO ( – Police in Kirkwood are asking for help identifying a man responsible for flashing himself to several women in the Kirkwood area.

The first two incidents occurred July 7 around 7 a.m. The first victim was approached in the 600 block of North Taylor while running. According to the woman, the suspect drove up to her and exposed himself while seated in a vehicle, and drove away.

"I'm actually very surprised, shocked and sorry to hear that such things would happen in our neighborhood," said Daniel Poupard, an Oakland Resident. "I guess with all the bicycle and jogging traffic that's what this particular person was looking into."

The second victim, a 16-year-old girl, was approached in the 400 block of North Kirkwood Road while walking. The suspect drove up to the victim, sparked a conversation, exposed himself and drove away.

The most recent victim, also a 16-year-old girl, was riding her bicycle when she was flashed by the suspect on Monday near the intersection of South Holmes and Scott around 5 p.m. The man continued to follow her after exposing himself until he saw her make a call, police said.  

"He approaches people at random, he's shown the ability to approach juvenile females and in today's society we want to get this person identified and make sure he doesn't do it again," Det. Smith said.

In each incident the suspect did not leave until the females noticed him. According to police, the description of the suspect’s vehicle has varied, but is believed to be a dark-colored four-door sedan of an unknown make and model.

"In each instance, we know (the suspect) is either a white or Hispanic male and in each instance, he approached these females as they're exercising, running, biking or walking in the neighborhood," said Detective Dave Smith of the Kirkwood Police Department, who believes the suspect is between his mid-30s and mid-40s.

Police encourage anyone who has had similar encounters to contact the Kirkwood Police Department at 314-822-5858.

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