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Wake Forest Crime Announcement: Indecent exposure reported

This is a message emailed to students, faculty and staff on Aug. 29 by Communications and External Relations:

The Wake Forest University Police Department is investigating two incidents today in which an unidentified man exposed himself shortly after 9:30 a.m. to students walking along the paved walking trail that leads from campus to Reynolda Village. On campus, the trail to the Village begins next to Parking Lot S2, across Faculty Drive from Winston Hall.

The man fled on foot immediately after the incidents, which occurred approximately a minute apart.  With the assistance of a University security camera on the trail, University Police investigators have reviewed recorded video of the incidents and have obtained a detailed description of the man.

He is described as a slender white man in his 20s with shoulder-length brown hair, a mustache and a close-cut beard.  Much of his left arm is tattooed.  At the time of the incidents, he was wearing gray shorts and a red sweatshirt.  After the incidents, he ran away toward Reynolda Village.  He took off the sweatshirt and placed it in a black backpack. While running away, he had a dark t-shirt on, in addition to his shorts.

According to police, the first incident occurred at 9:34 a.m. when a female graduate student was walking on the trail toward campus.  Near a small bridge on the trail, a man came out of a wooded area and exposed himself.  The woman continued walking toward campus.

About a minute later, another female graduate student walking toward campus came across the man at the same location, where he exposed himself to her.  She screamed and ran, catching up to the other woman.  In a few minutes, they came across a University Police officer and reported the incident.

The University Police Department asks anyone with information that may assist in the investigation to call University Police at 336-758-5591.  They may also use the police department’s Silent Witness online reporting system or theUniversity LiveSafe app.  If someone sees a man they suspect is the perpetrator, they are urged to call the department’s emergency number at 336-758-5911.

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