(WXYZ) - Detroit Public Schools Police have released new surveillance video of a pick-up truck they believe is being driven by a serial flasher on the city's west side.
They're trying to find that truck and identify the man who has exposed himself at least ten times since January to girls walking to middle schools in Detroit.
“We got a 4-year-old, a 5-year-old, and a 1-year-old,” said Simmie McKinzie.
His three kids are three very good reasons why Simmie McKinzie is worried about a serial flasher in his neighborhood.
“I’m very thankful you all are over here informing us of this going on in the neighborhood. We weren’t aware of it at all,” said McKinzie.
His family lives near David L. Mackenzie Elementary and Middle School where the flasher has been spotted exposing himself to girls walking to school.
“We will be on the lookout for this type of situation going on because this is a kids zone.”
Detroit Public Schools Police tell 7 Action News that the flasher parks his vehicle and waits for the girls as they try to cross the street. While the girls wait for traffic to clear, he gets their attention. Then the man gets out of his vehicle with only a shirt on, or completely naked.
“I got faith in Chief Craig. I think he will help us solve the issue out here because he has the city moving in the right direction. It won’t be an issue much longer in this area because of the kids, for sure,” said McKinzie.
The Detroit Public Schools Police describe the man as a black male in his mid-40s. He has a a dark complexion and is bald. The suspect has also been seen with and without a full salt and pepper beard. A sketch has been released.
He has been seen in the following areas:
Lyndon & Sussex (8:20 am 5/28/2014)
Puritan & Cloverlawn
Pinehurst & W McNichols
Glendale & Grandmont
W. Chicago & Wyoming
LaSalle & Calvert
The subject's vehicle is described as a green Dodge Ram pickup. The vehicle has been seen with a green cap on the bed and without the cap. The truck may have 4x4 written on the rear bed of the vehicle.
If you know where the suspect is or have knowledge of him, you are asked to call Detroit Public Schools Police at 313-748-6000.