Berkeley Campus Police Warn People About Indecent Exposure Suspect

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    University of California at Berkeley police are advising people to be on the lookout for an indecent exposure suspect that they believe was involved in three incidents at campus residence halls in a 45-minute span last Wednesday night.

    Campus police said the first incident occurred in the Unit 3 Central Common Building at 2400 Durant Ave. at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, when an 18-year-old female student entered a women's bathroom and discovered a man hiding inside.

    When the student entered a stall, the suspect came out, stood in the middle of the room, exposed his genitals and masturbated, police said. The student then fled.

    The second incident occurred in the same bathroom 20 minutes later, at about 11:05 p.m., according to police.

    The victim, a 21-year-old female student, was washing her hands at the sink when she saw the suspect, who was exposing his genitals and masturbating, police said.

    The woman fled the restroom and reported the incident to building's residential advisor, who called police.

    The third incident occurred less than half an hour later, at 11:28 p.m., at the nearby Unit 1 residence hall at 2650 Durant Ave.

    Three female student victims, who ranged in age from 17 to 19, were working out when they looked toward a window and saw a man standing in front of the window masturbating with his genitals exposed, campus police said.

    The man then walked toward the building's exit doors and left the area, police said.

    Multiple campus police officers responded to the scene and searched the area but weren't able to find the man, police said.

    Authorities describe the suspect as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s who is 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall with a medium build, short dark hair and an unshaven face. They say he was wearing a black zip-up hoodie with black windbreaker-type pants.

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