SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento police say they received five additional reports of a man seen in a white sedan, exposing himself to women or caught masturbating inside of his car.
Tuesday's release brought the total number of reported incidents to eight, which extend from November up until this past Sunday.
"Over the last three weeks, we have had reports come in of a subject who is indecently exposing himself, mostly in the afternoon hours. It seems to be not on any particular day," said Sacramento police Officer Linda Matthew.
In one report, the victim told police the suspect was following her as she walked through the area. In that case, the suspect was described as having dark hair, a thin, unshaven beard and wearing a blue cap with aviator style glasses.
"Most of the cases are a male who is in his 20s to 30s," Matthew told FOX40.
People living and going to school in the area said they’re concerned the man may be targeting young women in the area.
Maggie Ladd is a freshman at Sacramento City College. She parks her car near Land Park daily before venturing off to class.
Normally, her route is pretty safe but the recent reports have her on edge.
"Hearing this is actually kind of shocking," Ladd said. "Knowing I that haven’t heard anything about it prior to try and take measures to prevent it, it's kind of scary."
While Ladd says she’s keeping her eyes open, she has advice for other women who suspect they may be targeted next.
"Stay safe, stay in a group. Don’t walk by yourself, especially at night," she said.
Police say they are actively working to identify the suspect but are asking anyone who sees the man to write down the license plate number, even partially, or take a picture of the car.
Woman Says She Encountered Serial Flasher
“He stopped right on the side of me,” said Angel Morla. “I didn't know who it was. I looked in the car and that's when I noticed he was exposing himself.”
Morla may very well be the latest victim of the suspect.
She was on a break from work on Mack Road Tuesday night when she says the suspect confronted her in his car.
“He had sat up and he looked out his window. And that's when he had turned around and looked at me again and then parked right in front of me,” Morla told FOX40. “His pants were down and he was masturbating."
Morla said she cursed at the man but he just laughed and drove away.
She says she hadn't heard of the eight earlier reports of the serial flasher before her own experience Tuesday night.
“I was shocked and I wish I had pepper spray ‘cause I would've got him,” Morla said.
Sacramento police have been notified of Morla’s interaction with the man. She told FOX40 a sex assault detective will contact her in the morning.
She says she was told her incident may be connected to the others.
“I hope he gets caught soon because there is young little girls out there,” she said. “My little sister's 17, so I don't want her seeing anything like that."
See below for details from the eight reports or refer to our interactive map:
NOVEMBER 15, 2018: At around 2:15 p.m., in the area of Oakshore Drive and Pocket Road, the suspect stopped in his vehicle to talk to a victim. He made inappropriate comments to the victim. The suspect was described as either white or Hispanic and 25 to 30 years old. He was skinny with short, brown hair and no facial hair. The vehicle was described as an older, white, four-door sedan, which may have had black on top of it.
JANUARY 28, 2019: Sometime between 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., victims were walking in the area of Vallejo Way and Riverside Boulevard and spotted the suspect sitting in the driver's side of a vehicle. He was masturbating with his pants down below his knees. The victims fled the area and the suspect drove away eastbound on Vallejo Way. The suspect was described as a male white. The vehicle was described as an older, white, four-door car.
JANUARY 28, 2019: At around 4:45 p.m., a victim saw the suspect inside his vehicle with his pants down at Garcia Bend Park. The suspect was described as a white male with long hair and a mustache. The vehicle was described as a small sedan.
JANUARY 30, 2019: At around 2:40 p.m., in the area of Perkins and Riverside Boulevard, a male was observed masturbating in his vehicle. He was described as a white adult in his 30s with brown hair, short on the sides and longer on the top. He was skinny and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. The vehicle was described as an older, off-white, four-door sedan. It was described as "not shiny" with paint chips on the bottom half of the car and a brown or tan panel.
JANUARY 30, 2019: At around 5 p.m., officers responded to a report of a suspect who was driving eastbound in the area of Gloria Drive and Jib Court and pulled up next to a victim. The suspect made some inappropriate comments to the victim, pulled down his pants and exposed his genitals. The victim quickly fled the area. That's when the suspect fled eastbound on Gloria Drive. The suspect was described as a male white, approximately 20 years old, with blond hair. He was wearing yellow, black and green shorts. The vehicle was described as an older, white, four-door sedan.
JANUARY 31, 2019: At around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of suspect who was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle in the area of Freeport Boulevard and 11th Avenue. The victims were walking by and observed the suspect masturbating while sitting in the driver’s seat. The suspect made some inappropriate comments to the victims then fled westbound on 11th Avenue. The suspect was described as a male white, 25 to 30 years old with short brown hair and a short brown mustache. He was wearing a black or blue jacket and blue pants. The vehicle was described as an older white sedan.
FEBRUARY 7, 2019: At around 5:45 p.m., in the area of Riverside Boulevard and Clipper Way, a man was seen masturbating in his vehicle. The suspect was described as a white adult in his mid-20s. He was around 150 to 160 pounds, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall. At the time he was wearing a black, flat bill baseball hat, black or dark grey hoodie. He had ginger hair, green or blue eyes and a ginger beard around his mouth. The suspect vehicle was described as a newer model, four-door, white sedan with a small spoiler on the back. This vehicle had somewhat tinted windows.
FEBRUARY 10, 2019: At around 2:30 p.m., in the area of 11th Avenue and South Land Park Drive, the victim observed the suspect vehicle following her movements as she was walking in the area. The victim then observed the male with his pants down masturbating. The suspect was described as a Hispanic adult with dark hair and a thin, unshaven beard. He was wearing a blue baseball cap with aviator style sunglasses.