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W&OD trail exposure case investigated

By Caitlin Gibson

Two recent incidents involving a man exposing himself to women on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in Ashburn may be related, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The first incident took place on Nov. 2 around 4 p.m., when a man exposed himself to a woman who was using the bike trail, according to the sheriff's office. The victim described the man as possibly Middle Eastern, according to Kraig Troxell, Loudoun sheriff's spokesman.

A second incident was reported Saturday by a woman on the trail who said that a light-skinned black man exposed himself to her, police said.

The man was wearing black sweatpants and a black workout shirt with a spider web design on the front, according to authorities.

In both cases, police said, the man was described as being 5 ft. 9 in. to 6 ft. tall and weighing approximately 180 to 200 pounds. He did not make threatening movements toward either woman, according to Troxell.

"He didn't make any approach and didn't make any statement," he said.

Troxell said exposure cases occur along the trail periodically, though typically during spring or summer months, when more people use the trail.

Women walking the trail should go with others, carry a cell phone and report any suspicious activity immediately, Troxell said.

-- Caitlin Gibson

By Caitlin Gibson  | November 8, 2010; 12:04 PM ET
Categories:  Loudoun  
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People should be allowed to carry tasers. Spear it and fry it until it falls off.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | November 8, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Good Lord! Point and laugh and keep moving. If these are adults running or walking on this trail than where is the news? This is worse than the cops wife in Fairfax who crossed THROUGH aman's yard, looked up at his window and saw him naked-she called hubby and the guy was hauled OUT of his house and prosecuted. So if this idiot wants to show his privates to some June Cleaver wannabes, we are supposed to consider it news? If these broads ever worked in DC they would love the assortment of mentally ill that scream at you if you make eye contact or wear the wrong socks (I've been chewed out in some martian speak while the woman pointed at my feet for ten minutes.) Or lord help if they ever rode the metro and had the guy who wears two different sneakers "adjust" himself while looking at you and humming (real creepy) Perhaps some of that live in the real world should take a Post reporter along for a day downtown.

Posted by: stopthemadness | November 8, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

I like the tazer idea....

Posted by: 10bestfan | November 8, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

"Mr. President, George, we know you enjoy costumes, but isn't this taking your book tour a bit too far?"

Posted by: clitteigh | November 8, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Those damn heterosexuals ... always thinking about their Johnsons! LOL

Posted by: localgoober | November 8, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Those damn heterosexuals ... always thinking about their Johnsons! LOL

Posted by: localgoober | November 8, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse


There's no indication he's heterosexual. Take your hate elsewhere.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 8, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

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