Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for help identifying a man who trespassed on a Lehigh Acres home, then exposed himself in a lewd manner.
At approximately 5:01 p.m. March 19, deputies responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Southwest 26th Street.
The complainant reported that his neighbor had observed a black man in her yard while she was working in her garden. The man was described as possibly in his late 20s or early 30s and fairly tall.
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Authorities are seeking the above man’s identity.
The neighbor stated that she has seen the same man in her yard over the preceding several months but did not report it because she was afraid of retaliation.
The complainant reviewed exterior recorded video surveillance and confirmed that the subject was there as the neighbor described. In the video, a man is seen walking around the neighbor's backyard and the nearby wooded area.
On several occasions the man can be seen hiding himself against the corner of her home looking at the neighbor as she is working inside. While the subject stands, he can be seen exposing himself and committing a lewd act upon himself in her presence.
At one point, the man leaves and returns to the corner of the complainants home and again exposes himself and commits another lewd act upon himself.
At one point the man steps out from the cover of the house and takes several steps toward the neighbor and clears his throat very loudly as if to get her attention. The neighbor looks up and sees him exposing himself and again committing a lewd act upon himself.
The neighbor walked into her home and the man walked away from the house.
Anyone with information on the identity of the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Tips may also be made online at: www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) keyword: REWARD.