USF police searching for man who exposed himself on campus

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — University of South Florida police are warning students about a lewd and lascivious incident involving a man who exposed himself to a female student near a residence hall on Tuesday morning.

The female student told police that at 10:20 am, she was walking westbound on the Willow Drive sidewalk to Castor Residence Hall where she saw a white male walking eastbound.

She told police the man had his genitals exposed and was fondling himself as he approached her. Nothing was said as the two passed each other. The male was last seen walking into lot 17.

Officers immediately searched the area and did not find the man.

He is described as a clean-shaven, white male in his early 20’s with brown hair. He is 5′ 08″ tall and weighs 175 lbs. He was wearing knee-length, khaki cargo shorts and a gray hoody sweatshirt with a USF emblem on it.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact USF Police Department at (813) 974-2628.

USF police are encouraging students to follow these safety tips:

  • Be vigilant and keenly aware of the environment around you.
  • Notify the police if anyone or anything looks out of place.
  • Report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1.
  • Use the USF SAFE Team safety escort service when on campus (974-SAFE).

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