More Details Suggest Man Who Exposed Himself To Students Travelled to Missoula, Washington Middle School [YouTube]
More details have come to light regarding the man who is wanted by Missoula authorities for exposing himself to area school children near bus stops.
UPDATE 10:30 a.m. - A message went out to all families K-12 via Connect 5 Friday evening at 5:25 p.m. regarding a man who exposed himself to students at Washington Middle School. This message reads as follows:
We would like to keep you updated with regard to an additional report of a strange male approaching two students walking to school near Washington Middle School today, Friday, March 13, 2015.
The incident involved a white male in his mid-twenties with dirty blonde or brown chin-length hair. The man was driving a blue or gray Pontiac sedan. Like the previous incidents, this man exposed himself from within his car.We are providing this information so that you can speak with your children and plan accordingly for your child’s transportation to school on Monday, March 16, 2015.If you witness a man that fits this description, please call 911 immediately.School staff including crossing guards and playground aides will be alerted with this information along with bus drivers who work for Beach Transportation.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact your school directly or contact the district main office at 728-2400.
Undersheriff Jason Johnson said on Friday, that the individual, who is still at large, actually exposed himself three times, and not just two, as was originally reported.
"As a result of the school alerts that went out last night, we did receive information about a third incident that occurred in Lolo," Johnson said. "This additional incident took place yesterday afternoon in the 300 block of Cap de Villa there in Lolo. The description of the suspect and the vehicle are the same as the other two incidents that occurred on Highway 12 earlier in the week."
Johnson released more details on how this individual approaches school girls near the bus stop.
"This guy's modus operandi is to drive up, he doesn't get out of his vehicle, but he calls out to get her attention," he said. "He engages in conversation, asking something like where is the baseball field. When the girl responds, he asks if she plays baseball and engages them in a conversation."
Johnson said the girls, two who were 15 and the third was 17, all responded well, by just disengaging from the suspect.
"All three of these incidents occurred between the hours of three and four p.m." he said. "Just about the time when kids are head home from the bus stop."
The suspect is a white male in his mid-twenties with dirty blonde or brown chin-length hair. The man was driving a bluish-gray Pontiac sedan (Possibly a G-6) with blue Montana plates possibly starting with the number 3.
Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call 9-1-1.