Northampton Police receive fifth report of flasher



Published: 06-13-2017 4:34 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Police received another report of a naked man touching himself on the streets of Northampton early Tuesday.

The report described a naked man, just after 12:10 a.m., lying on top of short brick wall in front of Bacon & Wilson attorneys’ office, 57 Center St., completely naked and touching himself.

Responding officers searched the area without success, police said.

Police could not say if Tuesday’s naked man was the same person as the one spotted in May and April.

The first report of a naked man came on April 12 around 1:55 a.m. A woman reported seeing a nude middle-aged man at 146 Elm St.

In May, police received three reports of women seeing a naked man displaying himself in downtown Northampton.

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The first incident took place just after midnight on May 5, when officers were dispatched to Smith College’s John M. Greene Hall.

Two women reported that a nude man had appeared from behind bushes on Gothic Street. They described the man as a white male with short dark hair, somewhere between 30 and 40 years old.

On May 13, another incident occurred outside the post office in Northampton. At approximately 10:57 p.m., a 26-year-old female reported seeing a naked male run into view near the PVTA stop on Bridge Street.

Two weeks later on May 28, two women reported that a naked male, who appeared to be masturbating, exposed himself to them in an alleyway in the area of King Street and Trumbull Road around 11 p.m., police said.

The incidents remain under investigation.

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