Timely Warning

Published: June 14th, 2016

Category: Gainesville Timely Warning

The University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) is currently investigating an exposure of sexual organs case. The incident occurred at approximately 4 P.M. today in the area of Newell Drive and Inner Rd. The suspect was described as a black male in his mid 20’s, approximately 5’11 and heavy set, wearing a dark gray shirt. The suspect had short black hair and beard. He also had a unknown tattoo on his left arm.

The suspect was in dark colored Honda Civic or Accord. The suspect was driving very slowly southbound in the area of Marston Science Library on Newell Drive when he exposed himself to the witness. After exposing himself, the suspect turned east on to Inner Road and left campus.

UFPD searched surrounding areas, but were unable to locate the suspect or suspect vehicle. If anyone has any information on this case, please contact the University of Florida Police Department at 352-392-1111.

The UFPD recognizes that violence of this nature is not the fault of the victim and is highly unusual. Consequently, the UFPD would like to remind everyone of these basic safety considerations:
Report suspicious activities or individuals immediately using 9.1.1

Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. This is particularly true if you are wearing headphones and may not be able to hear someone near or behind you.

If someone bothers you, don’t be embarrassed to attract attention to yourself. Yell!

Avoid walking alone. On campus, use the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP), a safe campus escort service by calling 352.392.7627 (SNAP).

Stay in well-lighted areas, away from alleys, bushes, and entryways.

If someone stops and asks for directions, avoid getting close to the individual.

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