York Sheriff investigates indecent exposure cases in Lake Wylie

news@lakewyliepilot.comOctober 15, 2013 

— York County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for assistance in identifying a suspect of indecent exposure cases in Lake Wylie.

The first incident happened June 17, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. A white female reported that while she was walking into the garden section of Walmart in Lake Wylie on S.C. 274, a black male approached her and told her something might be leaking from her car. He told her he just got off work at Walmart, and she would need to move her vehicle to the back of the parking lot so he wouldn’t get in trouble with his job.

She moved her vehicle, and he requested she move it farther back. After she moved her vehicle a second time, he began to look at her brakes at the rear of the vehicle. She looked back and noticed the suspect was masturbating. She told him she was calling the police. He quickly fled the scene.

The second reported incident happened after noon Oct. 9. A white female was at the Food Lion in Lake Wylie when a black male approached her and told her that her vehicle was leaking brake fluid, and he could fix it in five minutes. He told her to pop the hood. He then asked her to move her car to the end of the row. The female felt uneasy and drove away. She took her car to a mechanic, who said nothing was wrong with it.

The suspect is described as black male 30 to 45 years old with partially grey hair and scruffy facial hair. He also has a right front chipped tooth. The suspect may be driving a gray SUV, possibly a Toyota Rav4.

Video of the suspect can be found here.

If anyone has information, call the York County Sheriff’s Office at 803-628-3059 or York County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4321.

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