Man flashes girls near Phoenix school

Posted at 2:42 PM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 06:34:14-05

Valley families are on high alert Wednesday after a man flashed two girls while they were walking to Alhambra High School, according to the Phoenix Union School District.

The girls told police that a man in a white van drove by them on 37th Avenue and Cutler, opened the door and then exposed himself shortly before 10 a.m.

"I needed to protect my sister," victim Brittney Randell said. "I felt like I was threatened and I was going to get raped. He just kept stopping and opening the door." 

Christina Randell, Brittney's mom, didn’t waste any time. She called the school, and that's when the police got involved. The girls were pulled out of class and questioned about the terrifying ordeal.

"It makes me want to hunt this guy down, because for them to not be safe, just walking to school, is ridiculous," Christina Randell said. "Luckily it was something like this, even though this is bad, but it could have been worse. He could have easily tried to kidnap them."

Brittney and her sister will not be walking to school anymore, but in the meantime, they hope this guy doesn't strike again and do something even worse.  

"I honestly just wish this stuff didn't happen,” Brittney said. "To me or any other girls, because it's just traumatizing."

The flasher is described as a man in his 30's, of either Hispanic or Native American ethnicity, who is wearing glasses.

Phoenix police said anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStop at 602-262-6151.