PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Officials have issued a warning after receiving reports of a male exposing himself to women near the CCAC Allegheny campus.
Be aware and be on the lookout for the man who officials say travels the North Side near the CCAC campus.
According to police and others, this guy has exposed himself twice. CCAC Security Chief Ed Bogats says the guy pretends to want directions to Allegheny General Hospital.
“When the women approach the vehicle to give directions, the individual had exposed himself and was performing a sexual act when he was speaking to the women,” said Bogats.
One of the incidents happened on the North Side near McKnight Playground as a Humane Animal Rescue shelter volunteer walked a dog.
April Delon is a volunteer walker who says she stays on designated routes now.
“A little scary. You are here for the dogs, not that nonsense,” she said. “Just a little scary.”
CCAC got the information from a Twitter alert and sent out its own email because the incidents are happening near the campus community.
“These incidents occurred twice and they involved the same individual, a light-skinned African American male in his late-20s driving a black SUV,” Bogats said. “At no time were any of our students, faculty or staff in jeopardy. [We] just wanted to inform them to be on the lookout for this type of activity.”
Both incidents happened last Tuesday morning.
“A second incident happened a short time later involving the same individual in front of the subway on Allegheny Avenue, at the corner of Ridge and Allegheny,” Bogats said.
CCAC students are being told use the buddy system – walk in groups or pairs – and if need be, call campus security for an escort. Finally, they are telling students to program the security number in their cell phone. It’s 412-237-2662.