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December 22, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Police: naked man grabs stun gun from Portland officer

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police in Portland say an officer responding to a report of a man exposing himself to young children at a park encountered a naked man who wrestled her Taser away from her. Sgt. Pete Simpson says the officer had been able to remove the cartridge before the man grabbed the Taser. The officer…


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September 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Indecent exposure reported near West Seattle school

Seattle police are looking into whether a man who exposed himself to a girl on the playground at Holy Rosary School in West Seattle is responsible to a string of West Seattle flashings last year. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said officers were called to the school at 4142 42nd Ave. S.W. around 12:05 p.m. for a report…


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July 30, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Sex offender accused of masturbating in front of woman

A 37-year-old West Seattle man, who police say exposed himself and masturbated in front of different women at least three times in recent weeks, was charged today with indecent exposure and failing to register as a sex offender, according to King County prosecutors. Duane Atwood was arrested Friday and was released from the King County Jail…


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June 25, 2014 at 3:26 PM

2nd incident of indecent exposure reported at UW

University of Washington police are warning students about a second incident of public masturbation on campus in the past two weeks. A female student told police she was in an elevator in Schmitz Hall around 1 p.m. yesterday when a man walked in and said “hello.” When she acknowledged him she noticed that he was masturbating, police said. The student confronted the man,…


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June 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM

SPD: Flasher foiled by Pike Place Market fish-thrower

What did the flasher say to the cop? “Just hanging out.” But it’s no joke, according to Seattle police. Officers arrested a man last night after he flashed tourists at the Pike Place Market. And an assist goes to one of those famous fish-throwers, according to police. Just before 5:30 p.m., a patrol officer was making his rounds at the…


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June 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Police seek man caught masturbating at UW food court

Police are looking for a man who was caught masturbating in front of a woman in a food court at the University of Washington. The victim told UW police she was seated in a booth at the food court in the Husky Union Building around 4:20 p.m. Friday when she saw the man masturbating while standing near her…


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November 20, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Man charged with exposing himself to teenager outside Chief Sealth High

A Seattle man who police say was spotted by a teenage girl masturbating inside a parked van near Chief Sealth High School has been charged with indecent exposure. Danen Romine, 34, was booked into the King County Jail on Oct. 25th and soon released. He was charged with the felony on Nov. 14. Prosecutors say that around 8:30 a.m. on…


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November 15, 2013 at 6:13 PM

King County employee arrested for flashing, Sheriff’s Office says

A King County employee was arrested for investigation of indecent exposure after he reportedly showed his penis to a woman on a Metro bus, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Cindi West, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, said a 30-year-old woman was sitting in the back of a Metro bus on Oct. 17 when…


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November 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Naked man tells Seattle police woman ran off with his clothes

A naked man who was arrested Wednesday evening at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks had what he thought was a perfectly plausible excuse for his lack of clothing: A woman took them. Police busted the man after witnesses reported seeing him running through the park in the buff. After his arrest, the man told police he had been in…


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