Man allegedly exposes himself at Randolph-Macon College
ASHLAND, Va. (WWBT) - Ashland residents are on edge as police continue to look for a man who allegedly exposed himself at Randolph-Macon College.
Police say officers were called to Henry Street around 11:20 a.m. Monday for a report of a suspicious person encountered by campus safety staff.
“This person was located behind one of the residence buildings on Henry Street, exposing himself,” Ashland Police said. “The suspect fled when confronted by Campus Safety.”
Officers canvassed the area but could not find the suspect, but he was captured on surveillance video.
”I think it’s pretty disgusting and inappropriate that a guy would be doing that at a college campus,” Cole Mallory, a student, said.
Mallory, who grew up in Ashland, said he’s not surprised something like this could have happened and can see why families may be concerned.
“It doesn’t necessarily concern me, but I could see how that could concern a lot of people,” Mallory said. “I got a younger sister, and I wouldn’t want anybody to look at my sister in that way.”
Police say there’s no information now that the suspect entered any buildings or had contact with students or staff.
“There’s the Ashland Police all over campus, so I feel safe still,” Ellie Kramer, a first-year student, said.
Kramer said she hopes police catch the person sooner rather than later but does not believe he will be coming back to campus.
“Obviously, I didn’t come to college this year thinking that would happen, but it did,” Kramer said. “It’s not really going to impact the rest of my year, I don’t think. It’s just a funny thing, and we can all move on now.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Ashland Police at 804-365-6140.
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