December 20, 2014

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Police looking for man who has been masturbating outside gym

ELYRIA — Police are looking for a man who has allegedly been masturbating outside of Planet Fitness on West River Road.

Officers were called to the fitness center at 1:50 a.m. today after an employee reported seeing a man outside the window who she said was “sexually arousing himself.” The employee said she believed the same man was outside the previous night, but he left when he realized she noticed him.

The employee said she received a call from a man, whom she believed was the same person, who told her “it was he that she caught watching her.”

The woman said she hung up the phone and called police immediately.

Capt. Chris Costantino said police have received no other reports from Planet Fitness on the man, but officers are working on identifying him with security video.

“I encourage anyone that ever happens to call us,” he said.

The man was described as a six-foot-tall, 300-pound black man. He left in a vehicle Friday, but police did not receive a description of the car.