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University of South Florida police investigating indecent exposure cases

Published Aug. 19, 2016

TAMPA — Police are investigating a number of reports of indecent exposure on the University of South Florida campus.

The first call came at 6 p.m. Thursday, when officers responded to a report of a man exposing himself outside the Juniper Poplar Dining Hall, near USF Beard Drive, according to USF police. He was last seen heading north.

At 9 p.m., police received a call about a man exposing himself outside the Fresh Food Company in the Argos Center. He fit the description of the man in the first incident but was not located.

The suspect in those incidents is described as white, possibly in his 30s, with a thin build and short gray or blond hair. He had on a blue t-shirt, gray shorts and glasses.

About 9:15 p.m., officers responded to a call about a man running naked through the fifth level of the Beard Drive parking garage. Officers could not locate him and did not have a very good description.

USF police investigated four exposure cases in 2015 and three last April, with one resulting in an arrest. Detectives are investigating whether Thursday's incidents are connected to any of those cases.

Anyone with information may call USF police, (813)974-2628.