Police check for possible flasher near Seattle school

by: Casey McNerthney Updated:

Holy Rosary School in West Seattle.

Students near Holy Rosary School in West Seattle reported they saw a man resembling the man who exposed himself earlier this year, police said, and officers were on the lookout Monday afternoon.

Police were called at 1:23 p.m. to the school at 4142 42nd Ave S.W. Students told an adult about the suspicious man and that adult called 911, Detective Renee Witt said.

“A girl said the male was glaring at her while he was driving,” Witt said. He did not expose himself.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s with brown hair, wearing a brown button-up shirt. He drove a newer white SUV with a four-keypad lock on the driver-side door, police said. The SUV was last seen going north on 36th Avenue Southwest.

Holy Rosary increased security after a flasher exposed himself near the school twice in September. The flasher was also suspected in an incident at Westside School, in the 7700 block of 34th Avenue Southeast, in the same 10-day span last September.

In that Westside incident, a 7-year-old girl was on the playground during afternoon recess when she looked down to see a man wearing a red T-shirt and no pants. The man was described as a white man in his 30s or 40s with short dark hair, a normal to slender build and a scruffy beard.

Police believe that is the same man who was lurking around Holy Rosary in September, staring at young girls while not wearing pants.

Follow this link to read more about the flasher incidents around Holy Rosary.

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