May 062016
 

The intersection of Freret and Calhoun streets is at the edge of the Loyola campus and just steps from Tulane University. (map via NOPD)

The intersection of Freret and Calhoun streets is at the edge of the Loyola campus and just steps from Tulane University. (map via NOPD)

A man in an SUV stopped to ask three different women for directions late Thursday — two at the edge of the Tulane and Loyola campuses, and one near Palmer Park — then revealed himself to be masturbating, New Orleans and university police said.

The first indecent exposure incident took place around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Palmer Park near South Claiborne and South Carrollton avenues, according to a security alert from the Tulane University Police Department. A woman was walking in the park when a man in an SUV drove up and asked her a question, and as she approached the vehicle to answer him, she saw that he was masturbating, the Tulane police report states.

About an hour later, a Loyola student was near Calhoun and Freret streets at the edge of campus when an SUV pulled up to the intersection and the driver asked for directions, the Tulane police report states. Like the first victim, she saw the man masturbating and left, the report states.

Around 8:15 p.m., another woman was near the same intersection when a vehicle pulled up with the driver asking for directions, the Tulane report states. As she began to answer, she saw that the driver was masturbating, so she walked away and the vehicle turned onto Calhoun Street and left, the report states.

“In all three incidents the description of the suspect is the same,” the Tulane report states. “He is described as a white male, approximately 40 years of age, bald, wearing a purple LSU polo shirt. The vehicle is described as a silver or gray SUV type vehicle with a decal sticker depicting a family on the back window.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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