West Seattle Crime Watch: ‘Flasher’ on Harbor Avenue

A reader e-mailed this alert for others who use the Alki Trail:

I wanted to share an incident I witnessed yesterday (Thursday, 9/24). At about 4:30 PM I was walking on the bike path in the 3000 block of Harbor Ave [map] and saw a man in the driver’s seat of a white pickup truck parked facing northbound with no pants on, masturbating. I didn’t stop or slow down, but called 911 as I kept walking. They said they’d send someone out. Once I got about a hundred yards down the path I looked back, but he was gone. I doubt the police were able to find him. I wish I was brave enough to try and get a video or photo for police, but didn’t want him to know I noticed what he was doing. I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy does this regularly, so a heads-up to the other walkers, joggers, and bikers to be on the lookout. I didn’t get a good look at his face, but he was white, had a bit of a belly, and was wearing a white t-shirt (and nothing else). His truck was a little older, maybe 1995-2000, possibly extended or crew cab.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 'Flasher' on Harbor Avenue"

  • Keith September 25, 2015 (5:03 pm)

    I hope they catch that jerk.

  • alkitrailuser September 25, 2015 (6:04 pm)

    thanks to the person who shared this info. i am out there in the very early morning and in the afternoons and most people that frequent the path know each other but those who park alongside it might be more in transit than us regulars. though i am not hoping to come across this guy, i appreciate who/what to be on the lookout for!

  • JanS September 25, 2015 (10:45 pm)

    and try to get a license plate #…you still don’t have to look at him..

  • Wsgal September 26, 2015 (7:50 am)

    I sorry you had to experience this, those images can be
    Traumatizing. It happened to me when I was 18 driving on a highway at night in NY- some guy was driving neck and neck with me, masturbating is was so awful. I had to drive 100miles an hour to get away from him, get off an exit and stop at a gas station- unfortunately, that memory is ingrained for life. Disgusting.

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