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Heads Up – Flasher reported in NoMa this morning

by Prince Of Petworth February 10, 2016 at 9:40 am 5 Comments

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Had a gross, slightly scary experience around 9am on my walk to work. Walking on the north side of M St. NE between 5th and 6th a black man wearing winter clothes and a black ski mask walked down the street exposing and touching himself. He looked totally normal until passing within feet of me. I had initially smiled a morning greeting (California in me …) and immediately changed to a look of disgust when I saw what was going on. This is two blocks from a school and in a neighborhood full of kids and families. Please share.”

Ed. Note: A 911 operator said someone else had called it in at 6th and M and officers were sent to the scene.

  • Megan

    Just some extra details. I have noticed him around the neighborhood for about a month. I reported him yesterday and the police are familiar with him. Was told by the PSA lieutenant to call 911 if he is engaged in the behavior, but I kind of try to avoid looking.

  • spookiness


  • C2

    On Saturday, driving on M St NE and about halfway between North Capitol and First St NE, a large (tall and rather heavy) black man crossed in front of my car. As I stopped to let him cross, he looked at me and made what I can only describe as lewd tongue gestures to me. I too gave him a look of disgust. I wonder if this is the same person. Wish I’d thought more about what he looked like or was wearing. Next time! (?)

  • Samantha

    Earlier this morning around 9:20am I was walking towards the Noma Metro on M Street and 5th Street when I ran into I believe the same man. He was wearing a black ski mask and black jacket and had his private parts exposed. He seemed a bit odd as I approached to pass him on the side walk until I realized what he was doing. I immediately called the cops and informed them because I knew this has happened before and thought it was the same guy from when this happened on 2/10/16. Hopefully they can get him the help he needs!

  • Chris

    We live near the corner of 6th and M ST NE and have reported him twice this week, once on Tuesday and once today. I called 911 about 4 times giving them updates on his location but DC police kept missing him. Both days he was pacing back and forth down M ST NE from the corner of 5th to Florida Ave. He was seen today moving from one side of M ST NE to the other based on the foot traffic that was coming. It appears he was targeting women. Both days we have seen him he has been out during the high traffic time from 830-930 or so. Hopefully they get this guy soon.


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