PD: Victim tracks down, captures Phoenix indecent exposure suspect

Posted at 1:32 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 20:31:01-04

A Phoenix mother is credited with locating and helping to capture an indecent exposure suspect.

Phoenix police report that on Saturday they received multiple calls of a man exposing himself near the pool of an apartment complex at 28th Avenue and Cactus Road. One of the victims was a 7-year-old girl and her mother. 

About 8 p.m. that night, the woman spotted the suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Jerome Robert Hawkins, at a QT gas station in the area.

The woman and a security guard chased down and detained Hawkins until police arrived. 

Hawkins has been charged with multiple counts of indecent exposure.