Man arrested for exposing himself under Wolf River Bridge - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man arrested for exposing himself under Wolf River Bridge

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Shelby County deputies said a man was spotted under the Wolf River Bridge exposing himself around 4 p.m. Saturday. It's the latest in a string of similar incidents where some runners and bikers are taking notice and taking precautions.

Bikers and runners coming off the Germantown Greenway and entering into Shelby Farms were given a surprising sight.

"One thing that is alarming is that around here there aren't that many people," Johnny and Lindsay Christoffersen said.

Johnny and Lindsay Christoffersen run on the trail where a game warden with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spotted the man.

The game warden said he saw Joseph Dunlap, 29, exposing himself.

According to an affidavit, Dunlap told the game warden that he "takes care of his ill grandfather and was attempting to get some time to himself."

"It definitely makes me not want to run back here by myself," Christoffersen said.

Dunlap's arrest is not the first time there has been a report of a flasher on local trails.

In March, a woman reported seeing a man expose himself in a park connected to the Greenway. Last week, a woman said she saw a man expose himself on a V and E Greenline.

"She doesn't want to be out here and take a chance," John Campbell, who rides his bike on the trail, said.

Campbell said he takes precautions and asks his wife not to bike alone. He hopes the recent incidents don't become a trend.

"We have such a nice, public tax paying thing here and you hate to see this kind of thing happen," Campbell said.

Dunlap was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and has not been linked to the previous incidents.

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