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Reynoldsburg: Woman reports cross-dresser exposed himself

Reynoldsburg police are investigating a report that a man wearing women's clothing exposed himself to a woman who was walking near him on the sidewalk.

A woman told police she was walking in the 7000 block of Treebourne Avenue at 3 p.m. July 1 when a man wearing a white tank top and blue denim pants walked toward her and unbuckled his belt. She said he lifted his shirt and pulled down his pants to show her he was wearing a woman's black thong.

He then pulled his pants back up and ran away down Treebourne Avenue, according to the report.

The reporting officer said the woman told him she had seen the man wearing women's clothing in that area before. She said he is bald, approximately 34 years old, 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. The officer said he searched the area, but was unable to locate the man.

In other police reports:

* Officers responded July 1 to a pit bull complaint that came from an anonymous letter mailed to the police station. According to the letter, the dog lives at a home in the 6200 block of Retton Road. He said he went to that address and talked to the dog's owner, who confirmed the animal is "part pit bull."

The officer said he advised the woman about the city ordinance on harboring vicious dogs and she said she thought pit bulls were no longer identified as vicious. The officer told her Reynoldsburg's ordinance still defines them as such, so she cannot have a pit bull within city limits. The officer gave the woman 48 hours to relocate the dog.

He stated in the report that "the dog was not aggressive, but appeared very relaxed, even during my presence in the back yard with it. The dog's disposition gave me no immediate concern to promptly impound or remove the dog."

* A man told police he saw a suspicious person stop two boys while they were riding their bikes at 2:30 p.m. July 1 in the 2900 block of Taylor Road. He said the driver asked the boys, "Hey, do you want to make some money?" He said the boys went over to the man's truck and talked to him, then put their bikes in the truck.

The man who reported the incident said he ran up to the truck and told the boys to "get out of here and get back home -- you don't go with people you don't know."

He told police the driver then sped away toward the freeway. The truck was a newer red pickup with a Texas license plate. The driver was described as a Hispanic man, 40 to 50 years old, average build, with "salt and pepper" hair and glasses.

The reporting officer said he called the sheriff's office in Denton County, Texas, to get information on the suspect but that the address associated with the license plate number is a rental property and they had no information.

* A man said someone fired BB gun pellets at his daughter and her friends at 4 p.m. July 2 at JFK Park, 7232 E. Main St. The three girls told police they were approached by two boys, ages 10 or 12, both riding bikes. They said the boys pointed guns at them and shot them with BB pellets. The reporting officer asked the man to contact him if the girls saw the boys again.

* Police charged a man with improper handling of a handgun and seized his handgun at 11:54 p.m. June 30 at East Main Street and Lancaster Avenue. The reporting officer said he conducted a random registration check on a car while it was stopped at the intersection; the check returned no results regarding the vehicle or the license plate.

The officer said he asked the driver for his license and saw that he possessed a valid concealed-carry handgun license. The officer asked if there was a gun in the car and the man said one was in the glove box. The officer said he seized the loaded handgun because the man failed to inform him it was in the car as soon as he was stopped.

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