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Biker Dad: Deputies searching for motorcycle flasher

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Palm Coast, FL (WMC) -

I lived and worked in Central Florida for a year. And this is one of those stories that folks down there will refer to as something that would happen "only in Florida."

Deputies in Flagler County, that's on the state's east coast, are looking for a serial flasher who does his business while riding a motorcycle. According to a post on the sheriff's office Facebook page, "Detectives are investigating at least four recent cases in which a man riding a small black motorcycle exposed himself to a female victim, usually someone out walking her dog." The incidents happened in Palm Coast between July 27 and Aug. 26, 2016.

The post goes on to detail all four disturbing cases

• July 27, 2016, 9:09 p.m.; Rae Drive, Palm Coast. A woman walking her dog said a man on a motorcycle with no headlight stopped near her. He had his pants unzipped and was holding his penis and touching it, and asked her if she wanted to make $100. She said no and ran home to call law enforcement. Description: Black male, about 20 years old, wearing a full-face helmet, blue jeans, dark shirt. The motorcycle was described as being black in color.

• Aug. 11, 2016, 5:20 p.m.; Westchester Lane, Palm Coast. A woman walking her dogs near an empty wooded lot said a man on a motorcycle approached her, exposed himself and began to rub himself sensually while looking at her. He then drove away. Description: Black male. Unknown description of the motorcycle.

• Aug. 15, 2016, 9:55 p.m.; Pinelynn Lane, Palm Coast. A woman was sitting in a chair in her garage when a male subject walked from the side of her house to her driveway between parked vehicles. His penis was exposed and he held it in his hand. She yelled for her husband and the suspect ran toward Pinelynn Drive. Description: Younger black male, 5’1” to 5’3” tall; no shirt but wore blue jeans and orange framed sunglasses, and had well-defined abdominal muscles. No motorcycle seen in this case.

• Aug. 26, 2016, 4:47 p.m.; Pinto Lane/Pin Oak Drive, Palm Coast. A woman was walking her dog when a man riding a small motorcycle approached her. He had undone his pants then exposed himself and began masturbating in front of her. He fled on the bike when she called law enforcement. Description: Black male, 5’8’’ to 5’9’’ tall, wearing a gray hoodie tied tightly to his face, and blue jeans; riding unknown type or color dirt bike.

The post goes on to offer advice for women who run into the man on the motorcycle:

• Practice good situational awareness: Be aware of who is around you, both walking and anyone parked nearby. Ninety percent of self-defense is awareness; 10 percent is physical.

• Scream or yell in a LOUD VOICE if someone approaches you in a threatening manner. Screaming “BACK OFF” or “GET BACK” to alert bystanders is the No. 1 thing you can do to get help and maybe even save your life.

• Listen to your instincts: If something or someone seems suspicious, turn around, go another way.

• If possible, walk before dark. Walk in well-lit areas. Take another person with you if possible.

• Provide a good description: Be able to describe a suspect’s clothes, appearance, height, weight, hair and eye color, race, sex and vehicle.

• Unless the situation dictates otherwise, do not confront or take matters into your own hands. Be a good witness and call law enforcement immediately.

The sheriff's office asks if you see something suspicious in Flagler County, say something by calling 911 immediately. If you have any information about these crimes or any crimes in Flagler County, please call the FCSO at (386) 313-4911, or if you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 and be eligible for a reward.

Please follow me on social media, too, and be careful out there!

Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's a husband and father of four. He's also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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