LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The people who live near Highlands Park, just off of Georgetown Road, say they've always felt safe letting their kids play there, but they say that sense of safety is gone after a man exposed himself to a teenage girl near the park.
The incident happened Saturday. The 16-year-old says she was walking with her niece when she saw the man approaching. She says she pretended to be on her phone to avoid making contact when he ran behind a fence and came back around, exposing himself.
"He came out and he had his pants down and was shaking his thing at me and was like 'Hey, you should come back here with me,'" said the girl, who didn't want to be identified.
She ran back to her home and called her mother who was out of town.
On Sunday a second encounter with the man prompted a call to police. The teen says her younger sister was walking near the park when she encountered him.
"He was just walking around like, just following them around. The same thing he was doing to me yesterday, just following me around walking," she said.
The young girl ran home and told her parents who called police. Police say they are increasing patrols in the area, specifically looking for the flasher. They say he is a a white male, about five foot seven, with a thin build, and a beard. They say he was riding a black older mountain bike.
They say if they do find the man they currently only have enough evidence to charge him with indecent exposure, which is a misdemeanor.