Heavyset bald man exposes himself to women in Chapel Hill, police say

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – Chapel Hill police are investigating after multiple women reported that a bald man with a heavy build had exposed himself to them on Wednesday.

The first incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Caldwell Street. UNC student Jocelyn Owens said the suspect exposed himself to her, Chapel Hill police said.

“I noticed a man was following me,” recalled Owens. “As I was cutting across the roads to keep walking home, he also cut across the road and then called out to me. As he called out to me, he was exposing himself to me in a very provocative manner.

She said she took off running to her home.

“I was frightened,” she said. “I’ve never been so scared in my life, honestly.”


Just 20 minutes later, two women told police they were on a path between Cobb Terrace and The Lux Apartments when a man exposed himself to them.

At first Owens was going to brush the incident off and not call police, but quickly changed her mind when she realized how serious the situation was.

“They even told me that it was extremely serious and that they’d been hearing other calls about this before,” she said.

The suspect in both incidents was described as bald man with a heavy build wearing all black.

The investigation is ongoing.

“Follow back up with the current victim to make sure that we have a complete statement, make sure that we got everything that we can get from them, and then we would typically canvass the area,” said Cpt. Joshua Mecimore.

If anyone has information concerning these incidents, call 911 immediately. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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