Woman fearful after being flashed at northwest Indianapolis hotel
A woman is speaking out after she says a man exposed himself to her and her toddler.
It happened at the pool at the Embassy Suites off Michigan Road on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The woman says she is concerned for her daughter's safety and the safety others.
Police now want to know if the same man has hit other Indianapolis hotels.
"It's very upsetting. I'm hesitant to go down to the pool, just my daughter and myself," says the hotel flashing victim.
Police say the man didn't just target her hotel, but may have tried to enter swimming pools at a number of north side motels. The man was not a hotel guest and had no key card to enter the pool area. He may have hung out by the door until a guest entered then followed them inside.
"He was wearing boxer shorts instead of swimming trunks, that was my first clue,"says the victim.
He first exposed himself only briefly, then apologized to the woman. But he then walked right up to her and her toddler. That's when she told police he completely exposed and touched himself while growling.
"Are you kidding me?" the woman yelled at the man who left the hotel.
He got into a 2002 white Chevy Cavalier with Illinois license plates.
Last May, another man in a car just like that, also with Illinois plates, was arrested at a south side motel after flashing guests and stealing breakfast from several motel buffets.
Police looking to see if the cases are connected.
"That's where a lot of guys get their charge from. They take a look, they want to see the expression they get from someone's reaction. That look of shock, if you will. That is something that gives some people a sexual charge," said IMPD Officer Mike Hewitt.
Hewitt says some may have mental issues and the best way to deal with them is just walk away to a safe place.