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Sarasota police looking for Lido Beach flasher

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A sketch of the flasher. Sarasota PD. A sketch of the flasher. Sarasota PD.
SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Sarasota police are asking for your help to find a man who allegedly exposed himself to two girls at a Lido Beach resort.

The department has just released a sketch of the suspect. 

The incident happened on July 7th, during the same weekend as the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix.

Sarasota police say a family with two young girls was staying at the Lime Tree Beach Resort on Ben Franklin Drive. And at around 4PM, while the race was wrapping up, the two girls were playing ping pong when a man approached them.

Police say the man exposed himself, made a crude remark, then took off.

"The people themselves said, 'he's done this before'," said Sarasota Police Sergeant Chris Born.

Sgt. Born pointed out that there were lots of police officers patrolling the beach for the races while this crime happened.

"I think [the suspect] was very bold," said Sgt. Born. "He was cool, he had a calm demeanor."

Police say the man was spotted later, but he eluded capture. Officers say he seems to know his way around Lido Key.

"He was familiar enough to know which routes to take going over fences and how to get to the nature trail area," said Born.

Detectives have created a composite sketch of the suspect.

Born said, "He was very thin, very skinny, like he was undernourished. He was described of like a drug addict possibly."

The victims gave the following description:

*White male
*Late 20's, early 30's
*5'9"
*Thin
*Facial Hair
*Wearing a black baseball cap, no shirt, black/blue/white flowery swim trunks
*Bare feet

If you have any information, call Sarasota police.

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