A man believed responsible for a series of indecent-exposure incidents on Capitol Hill may have struck again last week, police said.
Seattle police say a man in a long wig and cutoff denim shorts may be responsible for a series of indecent-exposure incidents on Capitol Hill.
The most recent incident reported to police occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday, according to a report on the department’s SPD Blotter. A woman told police she was walking east at East Thomas Street and 15th Avenue East when she passed a man headed in the opposite direction.
The woman soon noticed the man had turned around and was following her, with one hand down his pants, according to police.
When the man greeted the woman, she left the sidewalk and began walking down the middle of the street to remain under streetlights.
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As she approached 17th Avenue East, the man began rushing toward her, police said.
The woman ran and screamed for help and was eventually able to flag down a car. She got a ride home and called 911.
Police weren’t able to locate the man, who the victim described as being about 25 to 35 years old, 6 feet tall, with a medium build. She said the man wore cutoff denim shorts and a long black or brown wig.
Police say the description matches that of a man who has peered into or knocked on the windows of several women’s apartments, sometimes while masturbating.
The five earlier incidents took place in October and November, between 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 a.m., all within a few blocks of 17th Avenue East and East Thomas Street, police say.