Tallahassee police are investigating two incidents of people exposing themselves to women in the Southwood community.
It is unknown if the incidents are related, said David Northway, public information officer for the Tallahassee Police Department.
The suspect in both incidents is described as a 22 to 23-year-old white male, standing between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. The man is also said to be clean shaven with medium length brown curly hair.
TPD has given the following tips to protect yourself:
• Maintain an awareness of your surroundings.
• Scream loudly to bring attention to yourself and the perpetrator.
• Try to remember identifying marks such as: Hair, eye color, tattoos, piercings, age, weight and height.
• Notify law enforcement immediately and provide the dispatcher with as much detail about the incident as possible.
TPD has given the following tips to protect children:
• Do not leave younger children unattended, especially outside.
• Teach your children to never approach a vehicle if someone is in the car trying to get their attention. If someone tries to lure them into a vehicle they should immediately begin yelling for help and run away to a familiar place or adult.
• Teach them that if an adult approaches them when they are alone, in public they should immediately run to the nearest familiar adult or building and tell what happened.
• Teach your child that if they are inappropriately touched by a stranger or a family member, it’s important that they tell you about it.
• Teach your children their address and phone number, including the area code. Instruct them how to use the telephone to call home, and in an emergency, 911. Tell them that it’s all right to share this information with the police.
• Pay close attention to the clothing your child is wearing each day and never display your child’s name on his or her clothes or books. Children will often respond to strangers who call them by name.
For more information about personal safety and other crime prevention techniques, contact The Tallahassee Police Community Relations Division at 891-4251 or the Criminal Investigative Division at 891-4200 if you have information relating to this case.