Weatherford police received a disturbing report from a parent that an adult male stranger exposed himself to her middle school age student while walking home from school. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, on Lamar Street, between Live Oak Ln. and W. Russell Street, while the student was walking home from the Ninth Grade Center.
According to the student, a white male suspect pulled up across the street from the child in a white "jacked up" pickup, exited his truck, opened his pants, and subsequently exposed himself. The student immediately fled and the suspect drove away.
The suspect is reported to be white male in his early 20's. He was described to police as wearing a white t-shirt and red Nike tennis shoes. The suspect was also alleged to be driving a white 4-door pickup with chrome wheels and a possible lift kit.
Weatherford Police Detectives are actively working this investigation and encourage anyone who might have information related to this case to please contact the police department directly at 817-598-4300, or you can remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 817-599-5555.
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Weatherford ISD campuses have been notified about this incident and will have additional staff present during drop off and pick up times. In addition, the Weatherford Police Department will increase patrols around Weatherford ISD campuses.
Weatherford Police and Weatherford ISD encourage parents to be vigilant about talking with their children about stranger safety and to immediately report any suspicious activity to school campus staff and the police department.
The most important thing children can do in this type of situation is to run away from the suspect, yell for help and report it immediately to a responsible adult and the police. For more tips, please go to: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/strangers