Two women report incidents of indecent exposure just days apart in Cape Coral

Reporter: Samantha Johns Writer: Matthew Seaver

Men expose themselves to women at two places just minutes away from each other in Cape Coral.

One incident occurred at a Dollar General on Chiquita Boulevard. Another at the Dollar Tree just down the road.

Women are disgusted to hear what happened, but right now, the police have no person of interest.

Skimming the aisles at Dollar General, most shoppers only focus on finding the best deal, but on Monday, those at a location on Chiquita Blvd. S had a surprise find.

Dollar General on Chiquita Boulevard S. (Credit: WINK News)

A woman was screaming for help after she said a man exposed himself to her.

“It should never happen, and I hope they catch him and put him in jail. You know, it’s, it’s, the world is going to heck in a handbasket,” said Gloria Goulet.

Goulet frequents the store at least once a week. She’s never felt scared to go shopping alone.

“I’m a little different cause I’m kind of I would probably swat him or kick him or something, you know, I’m not, you know, just gonna take it,” said Goulet.

The woman, in this case, didn’t go that far, but she did report the scary encounter to an employee.

After observing surveillance video, Cape Coral police said they couldn’t make out exactly what the man was doing.

It was clear, though, that his hand was close to his crotch before he ran off to the 7-Eleven next door.

“I mean, it’s gotta be against the law, I’m sure. So yeah, I think they have to be, you know, taken into custody. And, and, you know, given some time,” said Claire Bragdon.

Dollar Tree on SW Pine Island Road. (Credit: WINK News)

This happened just days after a similar incident at a Dollar Tree, minutes away. A man at the location on SW Pine Island Road exposed himself to a woman looking at Christmas decorations.

For Bragdon, it’s become so concerning that she’ll change her normal shopping routine.

“I think I’m just going to be more aware. I’m just going to check a little better my surroundings and see if I see anybody like maybe sitting in a car by himself or something like that,” said Bragdon.

If you have any information about either incident, you can call Cape Coral police at (239) 574-3223.

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