Police search for man who exposed himself to student

Police search for man accused of driving up to student while masturbating

NORWOOD, OH (FOX19) - Police are searching for a man who is accused of exposing himself to a teenage girl as she walked home from school.

The 15-year-old told her mother she was walking down Allison Street near Mills Avenue when a man stopped her to ask directions to a gas station.

"He then asked her if she thought they had condoms there and that's when she realized he had his penis out and was masturbating," the teen's mother, Missy Collins, tells FOX19 NOW.

Her daughter yelled some expletives at him and he sped off in a bright blue car, she said.

The man is described as a while male who is in his 20s or 30s with light facial hair.

"It's sad that we live in a world where this happens, but I'm happy that my daughter was assertive," said Collins.

Lt. Ron Murphy, a spokesman for Norwood Police, said he's only seen a handful of cases like this in his 22 years with the department.

"It's sick and disturbing and it's not fair to these young girls because there are going to be young girls that could be disturbed by this for a long time," he said.

Collins said she hopes there isn't a next time.

But if there is, she said she hopes someone snaps a photo of the suspect or gets his license plate number so police can track him down and lock him up.

"Norwood is a great community and so is the police department," she said. "Norwood is filled with momma-bears and this guy picked the wrong momma-bear to mess with."

Police have a message for the suspect and others like him.

"If that appeals to you stay in your home," Murphy said. "I don't understand that. Just stop that behavior."

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