DERBY LINE — Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a child at a playground in Derby Line.
On Friday, at around 4:30 p.m., police took a report that a male had approached a mother and her young child at the Derby Line playground near Main and Elm Street.
Police say the man then made inappropriate comments to the mother and exposed his genitals to her.
The mother was able to fend the male off after he attempted to grab her by striking him.
Police say they believe that the suspect has been frequenting the playground and area of the school recently.
The suspect is described as a white male approximately 60 years of age, approximately 5’9” and slightly chubby, with gray hair, possibly brown eyes, an older, faded black ink tattoo possibly of a dog’s head on his forearm, and was at the time wearing jeans and a black T-shirt.
Police say the man has been seen operating an older-model black Chevy Blazer with Vermont plates and a rust spot on the front passenger door and on the date of the incident was seen leaving to the west on Elm Street.
The suspect is also believed to have a blackened or injured right eye resulting from the encounter.
Anyone with information which may assist in identifying the suspect is strongly encouraged to call police at (802) 334-8881.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.