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Police looking for thong-wearing serial masturbater in north Denver

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DENVER — Though he is often seen carrying his shorts or pants, police are saying a man in north Denver has shown no intention of wearing them while exposing himself in public on multiple occasions.

Police say the suspect has been spotted wearing a thong and masturbating publicly in the same two north Denver neighborhoods since July. Specifically, police say they have received reports of a similarly-described man partaking in this behavior in the areas of 24th to 26th Avenue and from Perry Street to Hooker Street.

The suspect is usually seen running through alleyways, according to police, and is described as a white or Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 35. He’s between 5-foot-8 and 6-feet tall, between 140 and 170 pounds and has dark hair.

Police say the suspect has been seen with and without glasses and a beard and is usually seen carrying his pants or shorts.

While the crime may seem harmless enough, Det. John White said police are worried the situation could “escalate.”

“We’re afraid he could begin raping women,” said White, who went on to say police do not believe this is the same man spotted sprinting through a West Highland neighborhood in a thong in September.

Police urged anyone with information on the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.