Tulsa Police Look For Woodland Hills Flasher

Monday, January 28th 2013, 11:32 am

Tulsa Police are looking for a suspect in who is wanted in three incidents of sexual battery, including exposing himself to a 16-year-old in the Woodland Hills Mall parking lot.

They say he's been exposing himself and grabbing at women near 71st and Memorial. It's happened three times in just the last week.

Police say normally criminals build up to more aggressive attacks, but this guy is already showing signs he's dangerous.

"We're going through sex offenders in our files to see if anyone matches his description but we haven't found anyone yet," said Sergeant Mark Mears, Tulsa Police.

Tulsa Police Sergeant Mark Mears is worried that a man they know only from a sketch  might not stop with the three attacks on women in the 71st and Memorial shopping area.

All were in the last week, with each situation more aggressive than the one before.

"He's pretty aggressive, for a sexual battery suspect. First of all he's done several of them and he's pretty aggressive, so we'd really like to catch this guy," Mears said.

Police say it started with the man pushing an 18-year-old girl up against her car in the parking lot at Woodland Hills Mall, and touching her backside. At a nearby clothing store, he exposed himself and grabbed the breasts of an employee - then ran away.

Last Wednesday, the same man groped the backside and breasts of an employee at another store.

"There were other employees in the stores at the time, in both locations, so he's pretty brazen," the officer said.

The suspect is described as 25 to 35 years old, 6 feet tall, with a stocky build and brown hair. He was wearing glasses and had acne scars on his face.

He was wearing a ball cap and orange sweat pants, but police caution - he may not look exactly like the composite sketch.

"It's a likeness of the individual of the person we're looking for, so we don't want viewers to think I know someone who has these tendancies, and I think he might do that but he doesn't look just like that composite; it's just a sketch," said Sergeant Mark Mears, Tulsa Police.

Police say at the mall, the only attack outdoors, the man got into a white or silver four-door sedan with peeling paint.

Anyone who recognizes the man or has additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.