Half naked man flashes student near Denny Middle School

By Detective Renee Witt

A female student walking home from Denny Middle School noticed a man sitting half-naked inside a parked car at 2:30 p.m. Monday near Southwest Kenyon Street, police said.

The child told police she heard the suspect, described as a heavy Hispanic man, trying to get her attention. When the girl looked into the car she told police the man was touching his genitals and calling to her by saying, “pst, pst,” police said.

A police report says the suspect’s car door was wide open and the man was reclining in his seat.

The young girl immediately turned away and ran to a nearby home. When the child heard the suspect turn on his car, she then hid underneath a truck thinking the man was searching for her. The victim told police the suspect then fled the area.

Police were not able to locate the suspect or his car. The victim described the vehicle as a small or medium 4-door vehicle with tinted windows and was possibly missing the front grill.

The location of Monday’s incident was only a few blocks away from where other flashing incidents happened in West Seattle last year. There were half-a-dozen reported flashings in West Seattle alone from September-December.

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