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Ole Miss warns students about flasher on campus

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(WMC-TV) - Ole Miss police officers are warning students to be on the lookout for a man exposing himself to women on campus.

University of Mississippi sent out an alert Thursday after two women reported a man flashed them within minutes of each other. On both occasions, he flashed the victims after getting out of his car.

Ashley Culberson is a little bit more aware of her surroundings after hearing the reports.

"I get here pretty early, so, I don't know, this morning I was kind of looking around while I was walking by myself," she said.

The flasher reportedly exposed himself once by The Inn and once near the baseball fields.

"Makes you aware there are idiots out here and disrespectful people who think that stuff is funny when it's not," said Ole Miss student James Wilkinson.

Alerts went out to students and faculty via text message and email Thursday.

"You do want those alerts, so it's good that the school sends those kinds of alerts to let you know things are happening," added Wilkinson.

Culberson says she does feel safe at Ole Miss. It was previously named among the safest campuses in the country.

"They have the emergency blue lights stationed everywhere, if you were ever faced with an emergency, you could always push the button," she said.

Students say the warning is a good reminder to never let your guard down.

Ole Miss police say the man was about 5 feet 6 inches tall, 250 pounds, with dreadlocks and a beanie cap. He was driving a blue or black older model Cadillac or Oldsmobile. If you can help police locate the suspect, give them a call at 662-915-7234.

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