Springfield woman says man exposed himself to her while she was sweeping

Springfield police are investigating an incident where a woman said a man exposed himself to her.

Police were called at 5 p.m. Thursday where they met a woman who said she was sweeping in her backyard when a man exposed himself, according to a police report.

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“(The woman) stated that she was in the backyard of her residence on Russell Avenue sweeping grass clippings from the concrete driveway,” the report says. “She stated that she looked up from sweeping and observed the unknown male suspect standing in the yard (of a neighbor).”

The report says the man was watching her sweep and had exposed himself and was performing a sex act on himself.

“(The woman) stated that she yelled at the suspect to stop what he was doing and that she was calling the police,” the report says. “The male shouted back at her that he was (urinating) and that he can do what he wants in his own yard.”

The woman called the police, the report says.

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The woman told police she had not live in the neighborhood very long and was unfamilar with the neighbors.

No charges have been filed in the case.

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