Police continue search for school bus stop flasher

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Metropolitan police are still looking for a man accused of exposing himself to several women and teenage students in Wayne Township.

A 13-year-old student made the first report last week, saying he also tried to lure her into his car. She told police she was walking to her bus stop when a Latino man pulled up alongside her. He exposed himself and told her to get in the car.

W0J485.That's the temporary license plate number the girl thinks she remembers. Police said she noticed it on the back of the man's small silver four-door car.

She ran from the scene immediately, eventually telling the story to her bus driver.

"That helped us put the word out last week to our parents at Lynhurst and one of our elementary schools," Wayne Township spokeswoman Mary Lang said.

Almost a week went by without incident until Monday. Police took two more reports describing again, a Latino man in a similar car with the same inappropriate request.

One came from another 13-year-old student, the other from 20-year-old Coleen Williams.

"He was like, ‘Get in,’ and then I'm like, ‘No!’ and that's when he just started shaking his stuff at me and I'm like, ‘Mom!’” Williams recounted. “I really ran home to my mom. 20 years old, running home to my mom. I'm like, ‘Mom, this is what happened,’ and she's like, ‘You got to be (expletive)-ing me,’ and I'm like, ‘No.’"

Wayne Township school officials have sent emails and phone calls to parents asking them to stay on alert.

"If parents can make sure that their students are not alone at the bus stop that would be extremely helpful,” Lang said. “Also if parents can talk to their children about calling 911 if they see anything suspicious."

"It’s still scary,” Williams said. “I don't even let my little cousins walk to the bus stop (any) more by themselves. I'm right there with them and you know my phone is in my hand.  "

Here’s a description of the vehicle police are looking for: It’s a small, silver, four-door car with a temporary license plate number of W0J485 (that’s a zero, not an uppercase “o”).

Anyone who sees a similar-looking vehicle or has any other information that might help police, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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