Cops hunt Kamloops flasher
Kamloops Mounties are hoping a tip from the public will shine a light on a man who has been exposing himself to kids at an Aberdeen school playground.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said police were called to the playground at Pacific Way elementary at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, after park users spotted a man drop his pants and underwear to his ankles and stand in a field facing the playground.
He then pulled up his trousers and walked toward an area of picnic tables before disappearing from sight.
The disturbing incident follows a similar circumstance last week, on the morning of Wednesday, July 18, when a man matching the same description dropped his pants in the same area.
That time, Learned said, the flasher was sitting at a picnic table.
“Police are asking for public assistance in identifying this suspect, who they believe may reside in the Aberdeen area,” he said.
“Investigators are also encouraging parents to accompany their children while they are playing in this location.”
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, possible native or South Asian, between 30 and 40 years of age.
He is believed to have some facial hair.
This week, he was reported to have been wearing white pants and a white hoodie.
Last week, the clothing description included black sweatpants and a black baseball cap.
Learned said the fact the manhas been gone by the time officers arrived — both times — means he probably lives nearby.
“It would suggest that he may be a resident in that vicinity,” Learned said.
“If you see a person matching that description in that playground area, give us a call.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops Mounties at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.