Germantown residents concerned about flasher

Parents waiting to pick up their kids from Dogwood Elementary had not even heard about the flasher until we told them.

"That's not a good thing," says one parent.  "That is not a good thing," she adds.

"I have children here," says another.  "I go to that park," she adds.

That park is a very popular place in Germantown.  It sits just behind the elementary school.  And we saw a bunch of children playing there during our brief visit.

"It's dangerous, for the kids," says a third parent.

In this case, the flasher struck in broad daylight.  It was about 10:30 in the morning.

"They like to go places where they'll be seen," says Lt. Mike Griffus with Germantown Police.

Police say the man was spotted by two women playing tennis.  The man had his shorts pulled down and was fondling himself.

"It offended one of the ladies and she chased after him and saw him jump in a vehicle and flee," says Griffus.

Police say the man could easily strike again.  Chances are he wants someone to see him.  Hopefully it won't be child.

"Anytime you're in a public place, the chance of a child seeing something like that does exist," says Griffus.

Parents say they'll be watching more closely.  It's something they never thought they would need to do in this park, so close to school.

The women who spotted the flasher provided only a vague description.  He's a white man between 27 and 30 years old.  He was seen leaving the park in a black Honda.  Police say you should not pursue him.  Call them instead at 757-7338.