Police are warning the public in Zion after a man reportedly exposed himself to a 12-year-old juvenile walking home from school Tuesday afternoon.
The Zion Police Department said that the public indecency incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near 24th Street and Horeb Avenue.
A 12-year-old was walking home from Zion Central Middle School when a man pulled up in a vehicle next to the juvenile and exposed himself, police say. The victim ran home and told a relative, who then reported the incident.
The offender’s vehicle is described as a blue two-door with rust on it. The suspect is described as a male white, 40-50 years old, with red/blonde hair and a red/blonde beard.
Officers were able to locate video from a nearby home security system that captured the vehicle just before the crime occurred.
“We continue to look for additional recordings that may have captured a better image of the vehicle,” officials said.
“We are working closely with Zion District 6 to provide increased security around all district schools. Zion District 6 is reviewing their security video to see if the offending vehicle is recorded near any of their schools,” the Zion Police Department said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Zion Police Department at (847) 872-8000.