COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS (News4Utah) UPDATE: Douglas Conner Neve was arrested in connection with this case on Monday, July 30.
A woman is traumatized after a stranger approached her, exposed himself and committed a lewd act. Now police are calling the unidentified man “reckless”, “brazen” and “dangerous”.
It happened at the Pinnacles Highland Apartments, 7673 South Highland Drive, on Sunday afternoon when a man saw a woman turning into a driveway. He either didn’t know or didn’t care that everything was about to be recorded by security cameras.
The surveillance video shows the woman exit her car then the suspect in a white shirt and dark shorts follows her to the bottom of a staircase, exposes himself and performs the act while staring at her.
“He walked right up to the apartment building where she was headed to,” Sgt. Ryan Shosted of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department said. “Fortunately there was no interaction between them except for what he was doing but she was able to go inside and get away from this guy and once that happened he ran away.”
Investigators think he left in a car but the vehicle wasn’t caught on camera. Resident Mike Winters says he’s concerned.
“It makes me a little worried about the kids that hang out and all the young ladies as well,” Winters told News4Utah. “Yeah not a good thing to hear about for sure.”
Police want you to take a close look at the stills which could be the key to locking this guy up.
“Right now we’re looking for help from the public to find out who this guy is,” Sgt. Shosted said. “Somebody knows this person and we’d really like to get hold of him and get him off the streets before he does something more dangerous…If they’re that going to be brazen they could do something a lot more dangerous. They’re in danger. They’re putting other people in danger. It’s just a bad situation and we want him off the street.”
If you recognize the man or know anything about him, give the Cottonwood Heights Police Department a call at 801-840-4000.