Tulsa Police hope you can help identify a man who exposed himself to a woman in a business parking lot near 101st and Memorial.
Surveillance video shows the man's car leaving the parking lot seconds after the incident.
The victim tells News On 6 she saw the man staring at her as she was putting away her groceries. But it wasn’t until she put away her cart that she saw a towel in his lap and he was touching himself while looking right at her.
Tulsa Police are looking for the man who drives a Red four-door Saab Wagon.
Police say this is the second time this has happened in the past month, with two different suspects at two different locations.
“Most of the time these types of suspects just sit and wait,” says Lt. Jillian Phippen with the Tulsa Police Special Victims Unit. “They are actually waiting for somebody to either pull up next to them, drive-by, walk by, and see them. Because that’s where they get their gratification.”
Police say the woman told them the man had red wavy hair.
They say as soon as she saw what he was doing, he drove away.
Lt. Phippen says, unfortunately, this crime happens more than people think, but a lot of the time it’s not reported.
“Just because someone is not physically touched in a sexual assault doesn’t mean this isn’t a sexual assault,” says Phippen. “That’s what important to understand. If you are a victim of this it is violating.”
Lt. Phippen says it’s important for people
To keep reporting these crimes because oftentimes these people will escalate to worse crimes if they aren’t stopped.
“When that doesn’t satisfy them any longer then maybe they step out of their car and try to touch you in a sexual
Way so that’s what we want to prevent,” says Phippen.
Lt. Phippen says it’s concerning someone would do this anywhere, but especially in a public place where anyone could walk by, even kids.
“That’s very hard to not see anymore. When you have a child that sees that, that shouldn’t be seeing that, that’s scary. As a parent you would immediately want to protect your child,” says Phippen.
If you know who this man is you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.