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Indecent Exposure Incident on Ocean Avenue

Police: Man exposes himself in car in Massapequa.

An man who said he would help a lost woman instead exposed himself, setting off a manhunt in Massapequa Sunday night, police said.

The woman was driving east on Merrick Road when she stopped a man walking near Forest Avenue at 11:40 p.m. She stopped to ask him for directions to the Long Island Expressway.

The man told her that he could show her how to get there and got in the back seat of her car. 

She began to drive further east and then North on Ocean Avenue when she looked into the rear view mirror and saw the man pulling down his shorts and exposing himself, police said.

When she pulled over, the man grabbed her by the neck, but she was able to scream and honk the car horn.

Someone in the neighborhood heard causing the man to get out of the car and flee south on Ocean.

The woman wasn't hurt.

A manhunt using police aviation, and dogs, as well as officers on foot, did not turn up the man who is described as a white man about 6-feet tall and 180 pounds. 

He was wearing a red shirt and a red bseball cap.

Anyone with information should contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. 

Cathy June 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
I know shes the victim, dont take this the wrong way but who the hell would let a strange man in their car in the dark? We dont live in Leave It To Beaver times. Im glad shes ok but i hope this is a lesson to all who reads this article. On top of the fact that Massapequa has a big drug problem!
Dick Blair June 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Certainly a lot more to this story, eh?
MTR June 19, 2012 at 12:17 AM
This makes no sense to fishy fishy for me to believe!
JB June 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Maybe that women was buying drugs on Ocean ave. i heard that they sell and do drugs in the woods there??? maybe someone should look into this!
MTR June 19, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Yea, Maybe the cops, instead of talking and waiting for domestic's they should patrol more and do more investigative work.
the baby June 20, 2012 at 01:06 AM
That's what I commented on in a previous posting. The "Four Corners" is some sort of hot spot in the woods, which run all the way up past Sunrise and beyond. Easy access and escape by foot, train or bike. A police chopper in the sky up there on occasion may help. I'm just sayin'...
Lil Pickle June 21, 2012 at 04:52 AM
As a student of Massapequa High School, they do not have a "big drug problem" that is different from other schools. Yes some students do drugs but i would certainly not call it a "big drug problem." I am familiar with other school where drugs are so readily available its ridiculous. Massapequa does not deserve that reputation. And also, even if Massapequa did have a big drug problem, that does not relate to the matter. Are you implying the man was on drugs? If so, you can find a man on drugs walking around late at night it any town.

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