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Police search for serial flasher


Man exposed himself at local drive-thru coffee shop

A serial flasher exposed himself at drive-thru coffee shops in Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Tigard and Wilsonville last week.

One of the incidents took place at the Lake Oswego Starbucks on Boones Ferry Road on Dec. 26.

Police said he pulled up to the drive-thru that night, placed an order and — when he arrived at the window — was touching himself. He reportedly concealed his identity by covering his face with his hand, according to police records.

He's believed to have done the same thing at drive-thrus in Tualatin and Tigard last week.

"The theory is this is happening frequently, and we are concerned that (it) can turn to something worse," Lake Oswego Police Sgt. Tom Hamann said. "So we want to hopefully identify him and capture him before that happens."

Authorities said their next step is to get surveillance video from this Starbucks, enabling them to get a picture out to the public.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s or 50s. He has thinning blond hair and a pot belly and was seen in an older charcoal-colored sedan, possibly either a Honda or a Ford.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lake Oswego police at 503-635-0238.