Ann Arbor police investigating if senior flasher in parks is man suspected in 2011 incidents
Ann Arbor police are investigating whether parks near the Huron River have a serial flasher after three women reported a senior citizen exposing himself in the last three days.
The man has been showing his genitals to people in the same areas as a flasher who was spotted at least five times in the fall months of 2011, and now police are investigating whether it could be the same man.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush released more information on the latest incident in Gallup Park on Wednesday afternoon. A woman was walking down a footpath at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man jumped up and had his pants around his ankles, Bush said.
The man exposed himself to the woman and then pulled his pants back up, running away toward a nearby bridge, Bush said.
The man was described as white, in his 60s, with gray hair and eventually wearing a flannel shirt and khakis, Bush said.
A man with a similar description was seen naked and dancing by two women canoeing down the Huron in Furstenberg Nature Area Monday. The man was on the bank of the river and doing a dance as the women paddled by, according to police. He fled the area after they screamed at him to go away.
Police are looking into the previous cases near that area last year, Bush said.
One man was suspected in at least five cases of exposing himself on Fuller Road near Huron High School, prompting school officials to send out an alert to parents notifying them of the incidents. That man exposed himself to runners and motorists along Fuller during separate incidents in August, September and October, according to police.
The man in those incidents was described as white, 6-feet tall, 170 pounds in his late 50s or early 60s with long, straight brown and gray hair and a long and gray beard.