Three cases of public indecency now being investigated around Short North

Columbus Police now investigating reports a man exposed and fondled himself inside three different restaurants Monday night near The Short North. (WSYX/WTTE)

Columbus Police now investigating reports a man exposed and fondled himself inside three different restaurants Monday night near The Short North.

"That would be very uncomfortable, very disturbing," said Dionne Glover, as she learned about the three sex crimes which were called in to Columbus Police within an hour of each other

The disturbing activities were reported between 9:40 PM and 10:40 PM Monday evening.

Witnesses say the suspect exposed his penis and engaged in lewd behavior.

A victim who did not want to talk on camera with ABC 6/FOX 28 said the man appeared to be talking on the phone when he exposed his private parts without warning.

The woman says when she went to get up and pay her bill, the man fled out the door.

"i feel like it's a man asserting his power, onto a woman" said Glover, "that is disrespectful."

Columbus Police saying little beyond confirming they are investigating the suspected public indecency cases.

Police reports state the incidents occurred at the addresses for Bodega, Yellow Brick Pizza, and Standard Hall.

Several of the businesses telling us they are working with police to help catch the culprit.

The string of sex crimes come a month after Police asked for help in locating convicted serial exposer Dawaylan Hall, who is now wanted for masturbating last month in a restaurant near Ohio State.

It is not known if Hall is a suspect in Monday night's incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4545

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