Flasher seen on Andrews University campus


Berrien Springs, Mich. Students at a Michiana college are on high alert after a flasher was seen on campus.

The incident happened just before 7 p.m. Wednesday at Andrews University. The two victims had gone out for a walk along Garland Ave., north of M-139 near Andrews Academy, when a man exposed himself to them. After flashing the pair, the man fled on food, and he continues to evade police.

"It's a concern of safety because it's, no pun intended, a very visual thing, and this could happen to anybody anywhere on the campus," said Deputy Chief Rick Smiedendorf of the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department. "It's not just relegated to any campus; it could be any place in the community."

Andrews University's Office of Campus Safety issued a campus-wide alert after the incident occurred, and police are asking people to be watchful and take extra safety precautions, especially in areas near the school.

"We want residents to be aware of their surroundings," Smiedendorf said. "If they see something that's suspicious, give us a call."

Investigators say if he strikes again, people should avoid laughing or trying to detain him.

"Don't try to get involved," Smiedendorf advised. "Just get away to the point where you're safe and then notify local authorities."

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20s with long blonde hair and some facial hair. He was wearing khaki shorts and a white T-shirt.

Andrews University is reviewing its surveillance footage to see if they have any images that could help identify him.

Anyone with information should contact the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department at (269) 471-2813.


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