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Police release sketch of serial flasher

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CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) - The Chula Vista Police Department has released a sketch of a man wanted for exposing himself to women in the Winding Walk area.

Detectives say there have been at least four separate incidents reported. In each case the man has appeared fully naked, often asking for clothing.

“This guy is disgusting and he needs to be caught,” said Natalie Harries.

Natalie was walking with her friend Jennifer Fryslie near the 2200 block of Trellis Street where police say the flasher targeted a woman.

“Doing that in front of women? Who knows what the next thing would be,” said Fryslie.

Thursday police released a composite sketch of the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic male, 16 to 20 years old, between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 120 to 145 pounds.

Police believe the man is targeting women at night between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Police put out fliers with the composite sketch in the community. They also put out fliers two weeks ago when initial reports surfaced. The flasher started his spree on May 1 when he targeted a woman walking in the 2100 on Kestrel Falls Road around 9:30 p.m.

The woman told police she recognized him from a few days earlier trying to get into the community pool. He was naked and asked for clothes. She ignored the man and moments later he reappeared with clothes on and asked to open the gate to the pool and gave the name “Bruce.”

Police say she didn’t call because she thought he was drunk.

On May 8, around 9:00 p.m. in the 2200 block of Trellis Street, a woman reported a naked man jumped out of the bushes and asked for clothes. She says he ran off when another man walked by with his dogs.

"To have a man jump out of the bushes would freak you out,” said Sherry Singleton.

Sherry lives in the neighborhood and has two Bullmastiffs to protect her from a flasher.

"It's still kind of scary even with him [dog]. I would still kind of freak out. I don’t know what I would do. I would probably scream,” said Singleton.

Other women are worried the man exposing himself could escalate to more serious crimes.

"Who knows how dangerous he is,” said Harries.

Chula Vista police say they are using undercover female officers as decoys in hopes of catching the suspect. Anyone confronted by him should call 911.
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