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Man follows, exposes himself to woman walking home Thursday night

A 21-year-old woman reported to Bloomington police she was followed by a man who later exposed his penis to her. 

The woman was walking home from a downtown bar when she realized she was being followed by a man around 10 p.m. July 4, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Benjamin Burns said. The man exposed himself to the woman near the corner of Kirkwood Avenue and Walnut Street. 

She described the man to police as being 5 foot, 6 inches with a thicker build, 30-40 years old and possibly Latino, Burns said. 

The woman said the man tried to get her to follow him down a stairwell. He then gently grabbed the woman's hand and tried to lead her into an alley. The woman pulled away. The man then exposed his penis to her. 

Burns said the woman took refuge inside an open store after the incident and called a friend to come pick her up. She reported the incident to police in the early afternoon of July 5. 

The investigation is still active.

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