Toronto Police Services is asking for the public's help to identify a man jogging naked in Toronto in city parks, who has reportedly approached multiple women. According to a police news release, the man is suspected to be in his late 40’s and has allegedly harassed women on several different occasions, the first incident dating back to 2017. Police launched an Indecent Act Investigation into the matter this Thursday.
According to police, the suspect was last seen two weeks ago. The man allegedly approached several women in various midtown Toronto parks on May 27th and 28th at around noon and attempted to strike up a conversation with them. Toronto Police stated in their release that the incidents took place in David A. Balfour Park, Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Park and Sherwood Park.
He may be completely in the nude, but the man has been seen wearing a couple of distinct accessories, including a blue backpack, a black hat, black socks, black sunglasses, and black shoes. According to CP24, police issued a public safety alert at the time of the recent sightings.
Investigators released photos of the man taken by an induvial who spotted the man jogging in the nude near Moore Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road back in 2017 and again in mid-2018:
Police have been able to confirm that it is the same man linked to all of the incidents. “We’ve determined it’s the same man and we’re urging people to contact us with more information to identify him,” explained police spokesperson Katrina Arrogante to the Toronto Star.
Investigators describe the man as white, around six feet tall, short hair, overweight with dark chest hair. The man is also reported to have an accent, though it is not specified what type.
Anyone with any information about the case Is being asked to reach out to police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.