TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — University of South Florida Police issued a warning to students at the university Monday. USF Police say they are investigating three incidents of men exposing themselves to females on campus in the past several days.
At least three men have exposed themselves to young women on campus in the past week.
Sunday night, the third man was spotted right outside a window of Frances Lauippa’s residence hall.
“My first thought when I found out was what was I doing at the time was I actually in the building or not when the guy was actually really close to where I’m living doing all kind of shady stuff,” Lauippa said.
Campus Assistant Police Chief Chris Daniel told News Channel Eight the suspect descriptions the victims provided are different in all three incidents. In the first two, the man was at a car -but the colors and make of the vehicles are not the same.
“We’re working with other local agencies to determine if they’re having similar situations and we hope between all the information we collect we may start to pinpoint these men a little bit better,” Daniel said.
“We don’t know what the mindset is of these people… are they evolving into something greater or is this just a prank,” he added.
As police work to figure out who the men are, they’re making students aware and urging them to be on guard.
“I am probably going to be a little bit more cautious, noticing people more so,” Victoria Arriata said.
In the case at Magnolia Hall Sunday night, the victim told police it was just before midnight when she saw a man in his mid-30’s wearing glasses and a shirt but no pants.
The girl ran to call police-but the man fled before they could get there. In each case, no physically aggressive actions were taken by the suspect and no contact was made with the victim, however police are asking the USF community to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.
Police say the three incidents appear to be unrelated.
Anyone with information relating to this case should contact the University of South Florida Police at (813) 974-2628.