AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police officers say they’ve been alerted about a man who may be exposing himself while in his car all over town.
Police say they’ve received multiple complaints about a man inappropriately touching himself in plain sight while driving.
One woman, who did not want to be identified, told KXAN she’s seen the same man twice, once on U.S Highway 183 northbound near McNeil Drive on March 31 and a second time on South Lamar Boulevard near Ben White Boulevard on April 26.
“The first time, you know, it’s obviously shocking. You’re like, ‘What is going on?’ she said. “To see him the second time in such a short period of time in the complete opposite side of Austin was alarming and made me disheartened to know that nothing had happened since the last time.”
The woman says both times that she saw him, he was looking at her and touching himself inappropriately while driving.
The woman says the man was driving a dark gray Volkswagen Jetta with a paper license plate.
“I feel like if I’m seeing this person on opposite sides of Austin in a very short period of time, a matter of a month or so, he’s got to be driving around doing this a lot, and there have to be other people out there that have seen him doing this as well,” she said. “So, I’m hoping other people will come forward.”
Austin police say they are also investigating a similar incident of indecent exposure that happened April 28 near Farm to Market Road 620 and Farm to Market Road 2222. They are trying to determine if all three are related.
“It’s scary to me to think that this person is doing this out in public, who knows what they’re capable of doing behind closed doors,” the woman said.