Reporting Nick Janes
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Neighbors are on alert in Natomas after a man has exposed himself to them.
The flasher has been spotted near Duckhorn and Saintsbury Drives just west of I-5.
“There’s like a little waterway down this way I go,” jogger Helen Rowell said.
It’s the route Rowell used to take through Hummingbird Park.
“I did jog through the park. I guess I won’t be jogging through the park anymore,” said Rowell.
Police say a woman was running through the Natomas park Tuesday morning when a man pulled up in a car, got out and exposed himself.
Another flashing incident was reported in the same area last week. Investigators think it could be the same guy.
Parents were already vigilant, helping each other keep an eye on kids playing in the park, even more so now.
“It really raises the level of awareness quite a bit,” parent Greg Connick said. “Maybe we’re not as safe as we thought we were.”
Very little happens in the neighborhood without Robert Plummer knowing about it.
“I’m pretty much the neighborhood block captain,” said Plummer.
He’s noticed something a little strange: a Honda parked on the street for the last week. It just so happens the flasher’s vehicle is described as an older black Honda Coupe.
Plummer believes it’s the same car that he’s seen.
“He comes out and sits underneath the structure about 2:30 in the afternoon for an hour-and-a-half every day,” said Plummer.
Neighbors like Rowell fear if the flasher isn’t caught, he could target children next.
“It actually scares me. I don’t have young children, I have college-age children, but I’m very creeped out for the children in our neighborhood,” said Rowell.
Police say in the latest incident they were able to get the suspected flasher’s license plate.