The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department is now asking metro Detroit residents to be on the look out for a 2005 to 2009 Jeep Cherokee or Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV that may have been driven by a man who has been accused of indecent exposure at no fewer than 17 businesses in 10 separate jurisdictions, including in West Bloomfield Township.
The man, who has been entering businesses wearing women’s sheer panty hose, has been entering establishments frequented by women and children, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Those include several salon-type businesses, where the suspect inquired about specific body hair removal procedures, according to officials.
The alleged suspect, whom the Sheriff’s Department describes as a white male, approximately in his 50′s, wearing glasses, 6-feet-tall, with a heavy upper build “pot belly” and skinny legs, was recorded by security cameras at Salon Bliss in Rochester on Tuesday, March 13. It was through the surveillance footage that the SUV in question was observed driving past the salon just a few minutes before the suspect entered the building.
The incident was reported on Friday, March 16.
In addition, witnesses in Chesterfield and Canton townships also reported that they saw a Jeep Grand Cherokee close to the businesses entered shortly before the suspect arrived.
One of the witnesses described the vehicle as white, while the other described it as “champagne colored,” according to a Sheriff’s Department press release.
This comes almost a month after a similar incident was reported at the Eden Revolution boutique on Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield on Feb. 18.
That day, the alleged suspect came in wearing black sheer pantyhose, a black leather jacket, a beige hat, beige moccasins and thick black plastic sunglasses.
Employees said they could see the suspect’s penis through the pantyhose and that he asked for a wax. He was also reported to have been at the salon two weeks prior to Feb. 18.
The man later fled the store after employees sought help from a man at the business next door.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, similar incidents have been reported three times in Rochester Hills, three times in Canton Township, and once each in Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township and Chesterfield Township.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.