GLADSTONE, Mo. -- A Gladstone woman says a man exposed himself to her in broad daylight.
Amy Breshears takes her dog on a walk almost every day. It starts in the morning when she drops her granddaughter off at Oakwood Manor Elementary, but she recently stopped.
“There is no reason why we can’t walk our children to school and not feel safe,” she said.
On Friday, September 11, Breshears was on her way home when she saw a man parked in the driveway of a house off Shady Lane.
“When I looked at him, his face was so disgusting. And that’s when I glanced down and he was masturbating and I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Breshears recalled.
She says she was shocked because it was just after 9 a.m. and she had just dropped her granddaughter off at school. Breshears called 911 and reported the incident to the police.
Gladstone police then started passing out fliers looking for a suspect described as an African American Male in his mid-twenties. Oakwood Manor Elementary Schoolalerted their families about the incident. And Breshears drove around the neighborhood looking for the man. She spotted him a few days later.
Breshears picked up her granddaughter from school and recognized the car.
“I turned around and followed him. That’s when he went into the school and I was parked right behind him. And I was rather hysterical when I got out of the vehicle. I pointed him out and said that’s the man police are looking for,” she remembered.
She says despite the extra police patrolling the area, she still doesn’t feel safe outside and won’t feel safe until the man is caught.
“He’s a predator and he’s not going to stop,” said Breshears.
Gladstone Police say they are still investigating. They’re also looking to see if this indecent exposure is connected to an attempted abduction that happened in June.
Police say the suspect is a black male in his 20’s or 30’s. He’s about 5’8”, and weighs around 130 pounds.
They say he was driving a tan or gold SUV, with a partial Kansas plate of 414.
If you spot the man or the vehicle you are asked to call police or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.