UH warns students about man exposing himself

MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Security at the University of Hawaii say a man is targeting pedestrians, especially women who are walking in the residential area between University Avenue and Manoa Road.

Campus Security says a male driver is stopping students who are walking to or from their car and then asks for driving directions, he then exposes himself and masturbates.

Tuesday afternoon a student reported to Campus Security that she and a friend were walking to their car near College Hill, when a male driver pulled over to ask for directions to the freeway.

Campus security says the suspect spoke very softly, so the student moved closer to the car, that is when the driver exposed himself and started to masturbate.

The driver sped off when the student walked away.

The suspect is described as in his 40s, with short blond hair and mustache, possibly weighing about 150 pounds. He wore a white shirt, khaki shorts and sunglasses. He may have been driving a green Jeep or small SUV.

University of Hawaii Campus Security urges students to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.

• If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, in any situation, act on that feeling. Your safety is the first priority.

• If you find yourself in this type of situation, even if the suspect has left the scene, call Campus Security and officers will respond to your location.

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