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Police: Man exposed himself to Lenexa girls

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LENEXA, Kan. -- Police in Lenexa say a man exposed himself to two girls Monday morning while they were walking to school.

A man was standing behind a building between Trailridge Middle School and the Meadows Apartments, when he waved at the girls to get their attention and then exposed himself, police said.

"I'm shocked, actually appalled," said neighbor and parent Christopher Gallaway.

The girls ran to the school and immediately told staff.

"Just to even think that a young child can't walk to school and go to school to have a productive day and have some jerk decide, 'OK, this is what I'm going to do today' and have a mind of that deviance, is just shocking."

The man is described as in his 30s, between 5'8" and 5'11" tall, possibly with blonde hair and wearing a dark "hoodie" pulled up around his face.

There was also a white panel van parked near the area where the man was standing, but it's not known if it belonged to the man, according to police.

"The were very smart to not stand there and they ran to get assistance, they knew that was the right thing to do and that's what we would encourage," said Dan Friesen with Lenexa police.

A similar incident happened on Feb. 8, according to police, at the same apartment complex, 12000 block of W. 76th St. Police said they did not know if the cases were connected.

"There's been a passage of time since the last one, so we don't know for sure if we're dealing with the same individual, but the basic description is very close," Friesen said.

If you have any information, contact the TIPS hotline at 816-471-TIPS.

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