A woman filed a Columbus police report at 6:23 a.m. March 2, stating a man exposed himself to her minor daughter and a friend when they were walking in the 8400 block of Gallop Drive on Feb. 28.

The incident took place between 3:30 and 3:41 p.m. The woman said her daughter and the friend told her the man circled the area several times in his car before the girls realized he was masturbating while staring at them.

When they ran away, the suspect turned his car around in a driveway and left the area.

In other recent Columbus Division of Police incident reports from northwest Columbus:

* A 36-year-old employee of a business in the 800 block of Bethel Road, said a person he was chasing into the parking after the theft of a $300 rice cooker from the store at 11:56 a.m. Feb. 27, pointed a handgun at him before making his getaway.

* An 18-year-old resident of Creve Coeur Lane contacted police at 2:16 p.m. Feb. 27 regarding threats she had been receiving for the past eight months.

"She stated the suspect will drive in front of her house then threaten her with bodily harm," the reporting officer noted. "The caller stated she believes the suspect is capable of causing her harm and wanted a protection order."

Reports said the woman was given a complaint number and a pamphlet with information about obtaining the order.

* Two television sets, one valued at $800 and the other $200, were stolen in a burglary in the 2100 block of Sibby Lane that was reported at 6:49 p.m. Feb. 27.

The victim, a 54-year-old man, said he discovered when he came home from work the front door of his residence had been kicked open.

He told police the incident occurred sometime after 9 a.m.

* A 40-year-old man reported at 12:09 p.m. Feb. 28 his wife's $200 purse containing $500 in cash had been stolen the previous day from their residence in the 5200 block of York County Road.

The man told police the theft occurred between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Feb. 27 while some maintenance men were on the premises fixing the kitchen sink and a bathroom faucet.