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UPDATE: Buchanan police release sketch of man who exposed himself


Police in Buchanan have released a sketch of a man who they say exposed himself to two girls and later to a woman.

The incidents happened on Sunday.  The 12- and 9-year-old girls were at McCoy Creek Park around 1:30pm when the man approached them.  The girls called for nearby adults, and police were called to the scene. 

A similar incident happened around 8:00pm to a 33-year-old woman in downtown Buchanan near the Commons Area.

The girls said the man was in his late 20s or early 30s with facial hair as if he hadn't shaved in several days.  The woman described him as a white man in his late 30s or early 40s with brown, a moustache, and missing a front tooth.

In both incidents the suspect was wearing a blue baseball hat, blue shirt and blue shorts.  Both times he was seen driving a dark blue Mercury Cougar.  The woman said the car had a temporary Indiana plate #D714259.

Parents in Buchanan are concerned and say this type of thing doesn't usually happen in their small town.

"Seems like everybody is pretty much in an uproar over it," says Buchanan parent Scott Williamson.

Buchanan parent Jodi Lindamood says, "Hearing that someone's flashing and scaring little girls, or anything is horrible. I didn't even realize this was happening around here."

The Buchanan police department says, it really hasn't been happening.

"This is something that's relatively new. We don't get many reports of something like this happening," says Patrolman David Capron with the Buchanan Police Department.

Police are asking anyone who sees the vehicle to call the police immediately and report the sighting. Do not approach the vehicle or suspect.

If you have any information about the case,  call your local police department, Buchanan Police Department (269-695-5120), or crime stoppers with the information.

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