UPD: Orange-bearded man with cane exposes himself to UNF student

Police alert students, ask for help to ID man

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police at the University of North Florida alerted students Thursday morning after they said a man exposed himself to a female student Wednesday night. 

The student reported the indecent public exposure about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

She said she was approached late in the afternoon by a thin, white male, who exposed himself to her while sitting outside of the Coggin College of Business, Building 42. 

She described the man as being about 6 feet tall with a long, orange beard. She said he was wearing a green T-shirt and black pants, walked with a limp, and was using a black cane. 

Police said the man was last seen walking toward Daniel Hall, Building 1. 

Students said they're surprised it happened in such a popular area of campus.

"There should be more officers walking up and down the campus," UNF student Brad Hort said.

Student Abigail Crosten told News4Jax that walking to class is even more nerve-racking after the incident.

"Every time I walk to my car, you never know. It could have been me or it could have been one of my girlfriends," Crosten said. 

She added that she's now taking extra precautious when she's on campus at night.

"I'm going to text my mom or my dad and be, like, 'Hey. I got to my car.' I'll take a selfie when I get to my car," Crosten said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the University Police Department at 904-620-2800. 

UPD also offered safety tips for students on campus, which can be read here.

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