Kent State University police are looking for an unidentified man who allegedly exposed himself on campus early Monday as two students were returning to their dormitory.
University spokesman Eric Mansfield said he had only a generic description of the suspect as a white man with brown hair, between 40 and 50 years old, wearing a blue, button-down shirt.
Anyone with information should call KSU police at 330-672-2212.
Mansfield said the incident occurred about 1:30 a.m.
Two female students were returning to the Centennial Court residence hall on the northeast part of campus when they reported seeing the man.
“They saw a man sitting on kind of a ledge of walls that are around these newer dorms, and they could see someone sitting there in the dark,” Mansfield said.
“As they got closer, they could tell it was a man with no pants or shoes on. They took this as obviously odd, picked up their pace, went into their dorm, locked the door behind them and called campus police,” he said.
Mansfield said students are encouraged to go out in pairs, especially after dark, and to call the school’s free escort service if they want to be accompanied to their car or dorm. The escort number to call, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., is 330-672-7004.
Mansfield said no arrest had been made as of early afternoon, but investigators are taking the incident seriously.
“Detectives are working on it, talking to those who live in that area to see if anybody recognizes the description. This kind of strange behavior, we don’t want on our campus,” Mansfield said.
He said many students had gone home for a three-day Veterans Day holiday weekend.