Police find suspect accused of exposing himself to woman

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 25, 2003

Austin police have caught the youth suspected of exposing himself.

The youth and his dog were spotted in Fayette Sherman Park Thursday afternoon, according to an Austin Police Department report.

A youth walking a three-legged dog is suspected of exposing himself to a 70-year-old woman walking along 14th Street NW from Sterling State Bank of Austin Wednesday.

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When police confronted the youth Thursday, he denied committing the act. He and the dog were photographed by police and if identified as the perpetrator, the youth could face possible indecent exposure charges, according to the police report.

Home damaged

ELKTON -- A Clayton Township home was severely damaged Thursday morning by fire.

According to a Mower County Sheriff's Office report, the Grand Meadow Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the Sue Munson home at 7:20 a.m. Thursday.

A fire originating n the basement quickly spread upwards through the house to the roof.

Munson, who tired unsuccessfully to stop the fire with an extinguisher, was uninjured.

Firefighters believe the fire originated in an electrical box in the basement.

Lee Bonorden can be reached at 434-2232 or by e-mail lee.bonorden@austindailyherald.com