Residents warned about naked man in TC Jester Park

June 25, 2013 3:21:37 PM PDT
A community on alert in northwest Houston after a flasher is spotted in a neighborhood park. This isn't the first time a flasher has been seen at TC Jester Park.

The jogging trail in TC Jester Park is always busy. But what park users don't expect is a flasher in their midst.

"There is people coming and going, all sorts of people coming and going. That stuff doesn't even belong here," Oak Forest resident Cynthia Chapman said.

Chapman and her husband walk the park often, but they didn't hear about the spotting of a flasher Tuesday morning. A woman called police about a naked man with a dark head covering, standing under a tree around 6am.

But by the time police arrived, he was gone.

"Well that's scary, 'cause kids come here all the time. It's a park, a trail and swimming," Chapman said.

This is not the first time a flasher has been spotted in this park. In fact, Houston police worked on a similar case last fall.

"There were multiple complaints. It seemed to have been happening once every few weeks or so," HPD Lt. Rachel Garza said.

Houston police set up a sting last year in hopes of catching that flasher. They weren't successful. And for now, no one's certain whether Tuesday's flasher sighting was the same man.

"There is children, and there are other people that don't need to see that," Oak Forest resident Roger Salinas said.

Oak Forest residents say that earlier in the year, police caught a flasher, but whether or not that suspect was connected to Tuesday's sighting, they don't know.

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