Tulsa Police seek public's help in search for 3 flasher suspects

Wednesday, July 24th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police are looking for three separate flasher suspects. The three men have been exposing themselves to people in public areas for the past month.

News on Six crime reporter Lori Fullbright says there are two reasons police are releasing this information. One, to warn people that this is happening. And two, to hope someone might recognize one of the suspects and turn him in.

The first man [left] flashed people at the Java Dave's coffee shop at 80th and South Sheridan on June 15th; he has a thin beard and wore a hoop earring with a ball on it. The second man [center] exposed himself along highway 75 on June 18th. He was driving a faded black mid-size sedan; he's got long stringy hair and beard. And the third man [right] was seen at Tulsa's Super Target store on June 27th. He was yellow crooked teeth and was driving a dark green pickup with tools in the back.

Police say these types of crimes increase during the summer. What these guys want is to shock people, to get a reaction. So, Tulsa Police say the best thing to do is stay calm, get a good description of them and their car and call police.

There is always the possibility a flasher could escalate to more violent crimes.