SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A family is terrified after a man allegedly was seen playing with a sex toy and writing a sexual message outside a 10-month-old's bedroom window.
Many people consider their home their safe place. But one South Bend family is terrified after seeing a man right outside their home doing the unthinkable.
"He was sucking on a sex toy, in the window and writing a very sexual remark on the women's window,” said Dominique Smith, a resident who spoke to the family.
After being spotted by a family member inside the home, the man took off and got away.
Police were flagged down around 2:10 a.m. at the intersection of South Lombardy and West Meadow Lane. Shockingly enough, Smith claims police know who the alleged suspect is but say they are unable to make any arrests.
"They say they can't arrest him because they don't have enough evidence, but this man has said to be exposing himself in parks, hanging around elementary and middle schools, frequent gas stations,” Smith said.
Smith said she spoke to the mother to whom the incident happened and she says this isn’t the first time this has happened. The alleged suspect exposed himself in front of her home two months ago. He has also been seen in the neighborhood and the family fears he may be targeting their children.
“There’s a lot of kids that walk in that area and parents don’t get home until 5 o’clock and kids are getting out of school at 4 o’clock," Smith said. "One kid might not make it home, and then it’s going to be a big issue when someone’s missing."
One of those schools include Navarre Middle School, where one family said they have two daughters and live just blocks away.
"People come from there and just from all over now, so we don't know. We just don't know, and it is a concern. Something is not right,” South Bend resident Arenda Murray said.
Police say the male is described as tall and skinny with dreads. If anyone encounters the suspect, they are encouraged to contact South Bend police.