Newark Police search for flasher

A naked or half naked man has been spotted several times roaming the streets of Newark since October.

Newark Police say they first got a report of a half-naked man jumping out of the bushes on Elkton Road near Veterans Lane on October 6.  He was described as about 30-years-old wearing a plaid shirt and no pants.  Later that month, a naked man was seen streaking on Apple Road near Elkton road.  

The sightings continued into November with a report on Saturday the 26th of the man touching himself while following another man down West Park Place.  On Monday November 28, a woman reported to police that she saw a man walking on West Park Place with no clothes on.

Then on Thursday, police got their best description of the man from a woman who saw the half naked man walking in the area of Devon Drive.  The woman told police the man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and no pants.  He’s described as between 25 and 28 years old, 6’2″ to 6’5″, weighing about 180 to 210 pounds.

Newark Police are asking for anyone else who may have seen the man, or anyone with information to call Newark Police at 302-366-7111 or send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and the information to TIP411.

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