Authorities asked the public today for help in identifying a man who exposed himself to two Rancho Bernardo High School students over a 35-minute period this week as the teens were walking to school.
The flasher, who appeared to be in his mid-50s, pulled up near the first victim, a 16-year-old girl, in a dark-colored late-model compact hatchback near the intersection of Poblado Road and West Bernardo Drive about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police.
He got out, displayed his privates to her and began following the student, getting so close that he nearby bumped up against her. The victim then ran off to a nearby bus stop, and he turned around and hurried back to his car, described as a metallic-blue Toyota Matrix or similar model.
Shortly after 7 a.m., the same man approached an 18-year-old student at Calle Saucillo and Avenida Alcachofa, exposed his genitals as he spoke to her
and then ran off. That victim did not see the perpetrator get out of or into a vehicle.
Both students reported the crimes to school officials and the San Diego Police Department. They described the flasher as a thin white man in his mid-
50s, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with graying hair and wearing khaki pants and a dark-blue pullover sweater.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.