More Than Just A "Flasher" Says Victim
A Santa Fe College student wishes to keep her face in the dark, as she recounts what happened in parking lot 19 on campus Friday afternoon.
"I looked up, right as I was about to close my door, and I saw a guy, about two car lengths back, with his pants around his thighs," she said.
The man, in his mid-20's, was fondling himself.
"As I saw him, I turned around, and I started walking pretty fast, and he started coming after me screaming, hey sl%* get back here and help me," she said.
He then grabbed her wrist, pulling her body towards him.
She managed to get away, and ran to a ground crew- the only other people nearby.
"I was a little upset because it said indecent exposure, it didn't mention anything about somebody getting violated, or somebody being attacked in the parking lot," she said.
Details that weren't included in the message sent to students, faculty, and staff on Friday, or the update sent out Monday.
"I think if the grounds guys weren't there, I think it could have escalated into something way worse," she said, calling what happened an attempted rape. Police disagree.
"We don't believe in this particular case, the motivation was to commit a sex crime, or a sexual battery on the victim," said Captain Ed Book, SFC Police Chief.
He says the crime is now being looked at as potential battery- in addition to indecent exposure.
"The information we need to give out is the most important information available, and that is what does the suspect look like, which increases our chances of catching him," he said.
However the victim says the public needs to know everything.
"If they would've put something maybe that somebody was harassed or, violated, then I think students would have been a little more alert, as to what had happened, instead of just maybe laughing that somebody was a flasher," she said.
POLICE DESCRIBE THE MAN AS:
-HISPANIC MALE IN HIS MID 2O'S.
-SLIM BUILD WITH A SCAR ON ONE OF HIS EYEBROWS, WHICH MAY HAVE HAIR MISSING.
-SMALL COLORED TATTOO ON HIS NECK
-EARRINGS IN BOTH OF HIS EARS.
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