West Pasco has a serial flasher on its hands. The suspect already has apparently five victims that we know of, and Pasco deputies want to stop him before he exposes himself again.
Not only has a 5th victim come forward, but we're also learning how dangerous this guy could be. They released a series of photos, hoping more victims will come forward, so they can identify him.
"There are people that are going to see this photo. I suspect they're going to say I know who he is," said Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco, who hopes family members won't be too embarrassed to turn him in after exposing himself in some very public places.
Only a handful of people have seen way too much of this guy, but plenty of people sure have heard about him.
"I think it's disgusting," said Cheryl Emmi.
"Would it freak you out?," we asked. "Oh, absolutely!," she said. "It's something I don't want to see."
"I think that's how he gets his kicks or whatever," said Margaret Bing. "I don't think that he would go further."
But that is precisely what worries Nocco.
"We are concerned right now about what he may do next," said Nocco. "We don't know what the suspect may be thinking, so we need to get him off our streets as soon as possible."
The Sunrise Center of Pasco County told us not all, but in many cases, the person exposing themselves may try to take that one step further and sexually assault their victims.
"There's no consistency from juveniles to adults," Nocco said.
But the incidents have only involved females as far as we know. This all started Feb. 20, as the pictures show, on a public bus near the Gulf View Square Mall. He exposed himself to a woman toward the back of the bus. She noticed what was going on and moved to the front.
A week later, a 17-year-old female, who used to volunteer at the Regency Park Branch Library, was his victim. She was shelving books and saw the same man exposing himself.
On March 9, he was thrown out of the Racetrack at U.S. 19 and Fox Hollow for doing the same thing.
On March 12, he struck again at a home on Crabtree Lane in Port Richey, where he exposed himself at the back door to the woman inside.
Bing told us that alone would be dangerous.
"I mean, especially if you go up to somebody's house. What if they had a gun?" asked Bing. "I've got 4 pistols."
And just this week the suspect went to pay for an item at the Dollar General at Fox Hollow & U.S. 19, then dropped his pants to the clerk at the counter.
"Find him," said Emmi.
"If one of our deputies walks into this lewd and lascivious act happening, he's going to be going to jail very quickly," said Nocco.
So if you happen to encounter this guy, call 911. And if you're a family member, friend, or neighbor, call the sheriff's office, so they can stop him from exposing himself to anyone else.
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