CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Chapel Hill police believe three cases of indecent exposure are connected.
All three incidents were reported in the last seven weeks at the Chapel Ridge Apartments. In each case, a nude or partially nude man approached female residents and asked to use their telephones.
According to police, the suspect never physically assaulted the women.
The first report was on March 24, 2004, at 1 a.m. The suspect, wearing only a sweatshirt, knocked on the door of an apartment and asked to use the phone. After making a call, he was seen driving away in a white Jeep Cherokee.
The second report was on Friday, April 30, 2004, at 2:45 a.m. A man wearing no clothes asked to use a phone. He said that he was locked out of an apartment. He left on foot.
The third incident was reported Monday at approximately 10 p.m. A resident returned home to find a man wearing only a shirt outside her apartment. He said he was locked out of an apartment and asked to use the phone. The resident said no, and the man walked away.
The suspect is described as a white male, between 20 and 35 years old. He is approximately 6 feet tall and has brown hair.
The Chapel Hill Police Department recommends that people not open their doors to strangers. If someone is in need of assistance, call 911 for him.
Anyone who has seen a person matching the suspect's description is asked to call 911 immediately. Anyone with any information about the incidents or similar situations should call the Chapel Hill Police Department at
or Crime Stoppers at
All Crime Stoppers calls are confidential, and reward money is available for information that leads to an arrest.