Was park flasher a transient? | TheUnion.com

Was park flasher a transient?

A flasher at Empire Mine State Historic Park hasn’t been arrested, but there have been no new reports since a woman was frightened during a morning walk earlier this month, according to a State Parks official.

One lead being pursued involves a transient who may still be in the area, Lt. Jeff Herman, supervising parks ranger, said Wednesday.

Rangers stepped up patrols after the Aug. 7 incident and recommended women hike in pairs.

The woman reported a clothed man walked past her and around a corner on Osborne Hill near the Hard Rock Trail around dawn. When she reached the corner, he was naked and yelling lewd comments. She fled and phoned 911 from a neighbor’s house.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds and with dark brown curly hair. Herman said the man was wearing gray pants, a white shirt, a blue jacket and a blue baseball cap.

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