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Police investigate indecent exposure on UNC campus

Posted August 16, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014

— Police at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a female Saturday afternoon at a bus stop. 

According to police, a man in his late 20's or 30's, approached the female at a bus stop on Manning Drive and exposed himself just before noon. The woman left the scene without further incident. 

Saturday's incident comes just weeks after Feng Liu, a UNC professor, was robbed and beaten to death while taking a walk just off of campus. 

Freshman Diana Lopez said despite these incidents, she feels safe on campus. 

"There is safety in numbers," she said. "There are a lot of students here, 4,000 freshman, so I feel like I'm never by myself."

The suspect was described as being bald or having short hair and possibly short facial hair. Police said he stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and was last seen wearing jeans and a white t-shirt. 

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515. 

No further information was immediately available.

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  • HailBasket Aug 19, 2014

    There were more police officers in attendance at Fall Fest(a non-alcoholic on-campus event) than I've ever seen last year on campus! Many ladies can't walk a single block downtown without loitering men shouting lewd comments. And if you're a dude don't worry there are always enough aggressive panhandlers, muggers and con-artists to stalk after ya as well. Bus stops are home to seedy business transactions and parking lots are rife with gentlemen drinking from brown bags. Dr. Liu's extremely violent and untimely death has not affected campus security nor the Chapel Hill/Durham area PD's preference for releasing felons on parole. There's a reason why only a first-year would think that UNC is safe. Keep your wits about you. Expensive boutiques, hipsters, Carolina Blue, the languid cop noshing on a doughnut, and high tuition bills are not an indicator of campus security nor your personal safety.
    It's about time that Chapel Hill residents and UNC students posted the truth about downtown.