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Police asking for public's help in finding man who exposed himself to children in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who exposed himself to several children Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at 1:30 p.m. near 27th Terrace N and 58th Street, police said. The man was driving a white minivan with dark molding and tinted windows, and he pulled alongside a 10-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, according to a news release. He then got out of the driver's seat, began masturbating and made a lewd comment, according to the release.

The children were walking to J.W. Cate Recreation Center at 5801 22nd Ave. N after leaving Westgate Elementary School, police said. The man was described as being in his mid 30s, light-skinned, about 5 feet 10, slender, bald with a dark beard and brown eyes. He was wearing a white shirt and dark pants. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (727) 893-7780. Anonymous tipsters can call (727)892-5000 or text a tip to (727)420-8911.

Police asking for public's help in finding man who exposed himself to children in St. Petersburg 09/23/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 24, 2010 12:18am]
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