This surveillance video from a Target in Grapevine shows the man suspected of propositioning two young girls. Grapevine police Courtesy
This surveillance video from a Target in Grapevine shows the man suspected of propositioning two young girls. Grapevine police Courtesy

Northeast Tarrant

Grapevine police: Suspect reportedly exposed himself to child

October 03, 2017 08:44 PM

UPDATED October 12, 2017 10:18 AM

GRAPEVINE

For the third time since Sunday a child has said that a man has exposed himself to her or made lewd comments to her while she was walking along the street.

The latest incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday to a 9-year-old student at Dove Elementary School, according to a Grapevine Police Department news release.

The girl told police she was walking on Laguna Vista Way a couple of blocks from the school and talking to her mother on her cellphone when a man drove up in a dark gray or silver sedan and exposed himself to her, the release said.

She described the man as heavyset and 30- to 40-years-old with dark hair, the release said. The man was wearing a short-sleeve shirt and tan shorts. The child ran away and made it home safely, the release said.

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About 1:15 p.m. Sunday a man approached another 9-year-old girl at the Target on 1101 Ira E. Woods Ave., and made lewd comments about assaulting her, the release said. The man then made suggestive remarks to the mother of an 11-year-old girl, according to the release.

The man left the store before security was alerted, but surveillance video was captured. That suspect was described as about 40 years old, with dark brown or black hair and driving a dark gray or gold car, the release said.

The police department is pursuing all leads and possible connections to these incidents and will have increased police patrols around the elementary schools this week, the release said.

Police ask that people write down or take a picture of the car’s license plate if they see something suspicious. Anyone with any information about these incidents or who can identify the man pictured is asked to call the Grapevine Police Department at 817-410-8127.

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Steve Wilson swilson@star-telegram.com

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3