One week after flashings, suspicious man seen staring at kids in Eau Claire

By: Joe Nelson Email
By: Joe Nelson Email

EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. (WEAU) - After several reports of a man flashing kids in northern Eau Claire, there is another report of a suspicious man seen fitting his description.

Calie Berg, who lives in the Villa Diann Mobile Home Village in northern Eau Claire said her five and seven-year-old daughters were playing with a neighbor boy across the street from her home Wednesday when they noticed something strange.

"They had seen like a taller guy, who was wearing a black hoody hiding behind a tree peeking at them, and once he saw that they saw him, he came from behind the tree and exposed himself," Berg said.

With the man about 30 yards away, Berg said the kids couldn't tell what he was doing, but that one of her daughters said he looked undressed from the waist down.

"It sounds like he pulled his pants down and the little boy said he had something in his hand," she said.

She said the man soon ran off into the woods and that her kids were too scared to say anything until the next day.

"(When I found out) I had like a panic attack and we notified the police right away."

Police stopped short of calling the incident an exposure case, but said they are investigating, and that he fits the description of the man suspected of flashing boys near North High School last week.

"I'm just worried that he's going to come back again. I'm worried he might break in my house or come for my children," Berg said.

Police are asking anyone with further information to contact them at (715) 839-4972.

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