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Joggers on Fredericksburg's Canal Path report man exposing himself.
BY KEITH EPPS
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who exposed himself to at least one jogger Monday evening in Fredericksburg.
A woman reported that she was running near the Outdoor Center off Fall Hill Avenue along the canal path when the incident occurred about 7:40 p.m. City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the suspect then followed the woman a short distance until she came upon another woman on the path who was with her dog.
She told the other woman what had happened, and she replied, "I just saw it, too." The two women and the dog then ran together toward U.S. 1, where the first woman veered off and called police from the Verizon store.
After calling police, the woman resumed her jog to Mary Washington Boulevard, where she saw the suspect on some wooden steps heading back to the canal path. This time she flagged down a state trooper, and police searched for the man without success.
He was described as a black man in his 20s, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds. He had a medium complexion, a short afro and was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans. He did not say anything to the woman.
Bledsoe said it was the eighth reported indecent-exposure incident since 2010 on the canal path, which is 1.75 miles long and runs from Princess Anne Street to Fall Hill Avenue. One man was arrested in connection with two of the incidents.
Anyone with information about Monday's incident is asked to call police at 373-3122.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404