Possible serial flasher sought in Osceola County
Man exposed self to girls, teen in separate Poinciana incidents
POINCIANA, Fla. – A man who exposed himself to a 19-year-old woman in Osceola County may be the same man who flashed a group of girls earlier in the day, according to deputies.
The teen said she was walking home Wednesday evening near San Remo Road and Fresno Court in Poinciana when a green vehicle, possibly a Honda, pulled up next to her and parked nearby.
The teen said she thought the driver may need some directions and approached the car when she saw the driver exposed and inappropriately touching himself, Osceola County deputies said.
Detectives believe the incident may be linked to an incident Wednesday morning in which a 12-year-old girl and her two friends were approached by a driver in a green vehicle.
Deputies said the earlier incident happened near York Court in Poinciana around 7:45 a.m. and the driver of a green vehicle yelled, "Girls, look." One of the girls saw the man touching himself inappropriately, deputies said. The girls then ran to their school, Discovery Intermediate Middle School, and reported the incident.
"She ran to my father's friends house because it was around that area, Monterey, really she ran scared," the victim's relative told Local 6.
Osceola County school officials said a letter will be sent to parents of all Poinciana-area students informing them of the incidents.
The culprit was described as a Hispanic or white man in his late 20s with short, black hair, dark brown eyes and a short beard. He was wearing a blue T-shirt, blue jeans and reflective sunglasses on his head.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Officials don't believe the incidents are connected, however, to a Kissimmee case in which a man exposed himself and grabbed a 17-year-old at a bus stop.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old girl was forced into a wooded area by a masked man in Port Orange. She was able to escape, and police continue to search for the assailant.
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