More men have apparently felt the need to drop their pants and expose themselves on the Metrorail system in recent months.
Metro Transit Police said today that in the past two months they have seen an increase in indecent exposure incidents and are currently searching for four men involved in unrelated incidents on the Metrorail system.
“Indecent exposure cases can be a gateway crime to more serious sexual misconduct, which is why we have placed a priority on advancing these investigations,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. “We are absolutely committed to keeping Metro a safe space for all riders.”
The four incidents occurred on a Red Line train at the Rhode Island Metro station at 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 3; a Red Line train at the Gallery Place station at 9:51 p.m. on Aug. 28; a Green Line train at Naylor Road at 11:25 p.m on Sept. 13; and a Red Line train at Glenmont at 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 6.
Anyone with information on these individuals is asked to call Metro Transit Police at (202) 962-1212. Tips can also be sent via text to MyMTPD (696873).
Top photo by Perry Stein. Suspect photos via Metro Transit Police.