RYE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — For the second time in a week, a man has exposed himself to girls in the Westchester County community of Rye.
As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, police want to stop the man before it happens again. This was the second lewd incident targeting kids that has happened in a week.
Just before 5 p.m. Monday, a man in a car stopped two 13-year-old girls on the street.
“He asked the girls directions to Rye Town Park,” said Rye police Commissioner Michael Corcoran.
The girls approached the car.
“They observed the individual was exposing himself, at which point they ran away and contacted police,” Corcoran said.
The teens told police the man asked them if they wanted to touch him. It happened in the area of Roosevelt Avenue and Wainwright Street, police said.
Corcoran described the car the man was driving as “a white Subaru, possibly a WRX, with a spoiler – newer-model vehicle.”
Police said the black dashboard had orange lights illuminated on it.
Police also released as sketch of the suspect. He is believed to be the very same man who exposed himself exactly a week earlier to two middle school girls at the intersection of Cowles Avenue and Intervale Place.
“It’s surprising and disgusting and I hope they catch him quickly,” said Brenda Momperousse of Rye.
‘It would be nice if it could be stopped,” another resident said.
“Very surprising especially twice,” said Laura Sickles of Rye. “If my older daughter is walking along, I tell her to stay on her cellphone even if she’s not. I feel like someone is less likely to come up to her if they think that she’s on the cellphone.”
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino warns children that if they are approached to get loud, scream “you’re not my dad,” and run.
“Be suspicious if an adultthat you don’t know asks for help,” Astorino said. “Common luring techniques are when a stranger asks for help finding a lost dog, or help finding someone or something in another location.”
Police want to remind their children that they should never approach a car unless they know the person inside, and that there is no reason for an adult to be asking child for directions.