Police have arrested a man after they say he exposed himself to a mother and daughter in the Heights last month.
Harris County Precinct 1 Constable deputies arrested 60-year-old Paul David Cole on a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure, according to the office of Constable Alan Rosen.
Police say a woman contacted investigators claiming a man exposed himself to her and her daughter on Dec. 22 in the 600 block of Oxford Street. According to the constable’s office, the woman told deputies the man had been following them while on his bicycle and that he was gratifying himself as she approached him. The woman said the man on the bicycle rode off after she yelled at him.
According to investigators, the woman later looked up registered sex offenders in the area and identified Cole as the suspect.
“I’m thankful our deputies were able to apprehend this suspect and ensure the safety of our neighborhoods,” Rosen said in a statement.
There have been reports of other indecent exposure incidents around the Heights involving a man fitting Cole’s description, according to Rosen’s office. Anyone aware of those incidents is encouraged to contact Joe Bowden at email@example.com.