An Olathe neighborhood is on edge after a man reportedly exposed himself to a little girl as she was walking to school.
It happened near the intersection of Ferrell Street and Alta Lane.
Neighbors say it's an area generally crawling with kids, especially in the morning, which only adds to their worry.
Police said the incident happened about 8 a.m. Wednesday. An 11-year-old girl said that's when a man followed her for a short distance in a red and silver older model full-sized truck, then got out of his pickup and exposed himself to her.
Efrain Gonzalez has a daughter about the same age who goes to Rolling Ridge Elementary, the same school as the victim. It was administrators at the elementary school who first told him about the incident.
"I looked at my email and as I was sitting there my phone went off, and they sent out a notification," Gonzalez said.
The flasher is described as a white or Hispanic man with dark hair, wearing a black ball cap and a dark hoodie. He is said to be driving a red and silver pickup truck.
Stuart Gillam lives near the intersection and can't believe the exposing incident happened in the area.
"Very nice neighborhood. Generally quiet. I know most of my neighbors around here and everybody gets along. There's never been any real issues like this," he said. "Watching the kids as they go to and from school, I'm going to be keeping a closer look out for them."
And Gonzalez said his daughter won't be walking to school anytime soon.
"We've talked about our daughter walking to school, but probably we're going to wait a little bit," he said.
Anyone with information about the investigation should call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
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