Northeast Fresno Parents worried after reported flasher exposes himself to 10-year-old boy

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A report of a flasher has parents in northeast Fresno concerned. According to the report, a man exposed himself to a 10-year-old boy. It allegedly happened last week near Fugman Elementary.

David Vigil said it takes a neighborhood to keep kids safe. And he considers this neighborhood one of the most secure in Fresno. "There's lights and there's cameras wouldn't think trouble would come this close," he said.

Last week, trouble hit close to home. And down the street from Fugman Elementary. A ten-year-old boy reported a flasher and the school sent out an alert. "It's a good warning to let us know what's out there and keep an eye out, even as a close-knit community to keep our eyes open, not just for our kids but for everybody's children," said Vigil.

According to police, the boy was walking home from school. A car pulled up next to him and a man jumped out and exposed himself. He then jumped back in the car and drove away. On the same day, a similar incident was reported roughly 4 miles away, near Blackstone and Nees. Krista Beavers got the message and she's been talking with her kids about stranger danger. "Make sure they knew what to do if a stranger had come around, not to talk to them or talk with a teacher or someone around that they knew," she said.

As for Vigil, his sense of security is a little shaken. "Whether it's a hoax, it's still a reality, things like that can happen and that's the scary part," he said.

In this neighborhood, where homes sit behind stone walls and gates, Vigil said, it's up to the people in it to work together and keep kids safe.

The situation also started a conversation at the school. Kids are learning what to do when they're approached by a stranger and where to go for help.
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