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Flasher remains on the loose

Two women say bald man in his 40s or 50s exposed himself to them Thursday.

November 10, 2010|By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com

Police haven't found a man who exposed himself to two women on Thursday evening.

At about 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, the women, ages 19 and 22, were walking near the intersection of North Hollywood Way and West Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank when someone called out "Excuse me" from behind.

When the women turned around, they saw the man lift up his shirt with one hand while holding down his pants with the other, exposing his genitals.

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The women quickly turned and ran the opposite direction, and the man was gone when they turned to look if he was following them, police said.

The flasher was described as 6 feet 1, bald with no facial hair and between 40 and 50 years old. His body type was between medium and stocky, and he was wearing a white button-down shirt with a dark tie.

Burbank Police Department officials say this is not a serial flasher, and there are no connections known to previous cases of indecent exposure.

"It is a crime of opportunity," Lt. John Dilibert said. "It can happen walking down the street and come from curbside or behind you."

The last reported indecent exposure incidents in Burbank occurred on Oct. 14 when a man hiding in nearby bushes exposed his genitals to a passing woman.

On Sept. 25 and 27, another man exposed himself to women walking past his vehicle.

If faced with a similar situation, police officials recommend getting an accurate description of the person exposing themselves and a license plate if they are in a vehicle.

"Some people don't even bother reporting these incidents," Dilibert said.

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