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Indecent Exposure Reported Near Stoddert Elementary

The man reportedly told one parent that he was a registered sex offender and pedophile.

A man was reportedly exposing himself on the sidewalk near Stoddert Elementary School (4001 Calvert St., NW) in Glover Park Wednesday around the time the school day ends.

A post on the Glover Park listserv explains the incident:

"I want to inform you all of an incident that happened on Monday afternoon near Stoddert Elementary School. Police have been notified. We called 911 and were interviewed by an MPDC officer in-person. However, the individual is at large. 

Around 3:05pm, a friend left her apartment building and saw a man standing near 2339 40th Pl NW with his pants completely down.  She crossed to the other side of the street and then onto Calvert St. near the school. The man then moved to the corner of 40th Pl and Calvert St. NW and facing in the direction of the school did the same thing again. At the same time, another parent approached the man and told him to leave immediately and that they were going to call the police. The man then told her, "I am mentally ill and take medication for this problem. I am a pedophile and a registered sex offender."

This is a Caucasian male around late 50s to early 60s, about 5-foot-8, medium build, light (possibly grey) eyes and grey hair with bangs. At the time of the incident, he was wearing beige cargo pants, brown shoes and a medium brown sweater. 

If you see this individual or saw him on Monday, MPDC wants you to call 911 immediately."

Stoddert Elementary Principal Patricia Pride told Patch that she was aware of the situation "We are keeping our awareness level elevated," she said in an email to Patch.

Another neighbor who lives nearby on 39th Place told Patch that she has seen a man fitting this description wandering around Calvert Street around 6 a.m. when she is out walking her dog. She said each time she has seen him he has been walking from Tunlaw Road on Calvert Street in the direction of Stoddert Elementary.

"He acts very strange as if he is mentally ill. He will stop and start and stare as if he is considering whether to approach me," she wrote.

Patch reached out to MPD for comment. Gwendolyn Crump an MPD spokesperson responded via email, "We are looking into this matter." Patch will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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