‘Flasher’ on the loose in County Limerick

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

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GARDAI have confirmed they are investigating a complaint made about a man exposing himself on a rural County Limerick road.

GARDAI have confirmed they are investigating a complaint made about a man exposing himself on a rural County Limerick road.

He allegedly “flashed” motorists between Guerin’s Cross and Kilteely village on Monday, June 24 around 7pm.

One local told the Limerick Leader that everybody is talking about it.

“He was wearing a pair of shorts, just walking along the road and in a flash he whipped off his breeches when he saw a car coming.

“He exposed himself to a lady driving home from work. As you can imagine, she got an awful fright. It is the last thing you would expect. It is disgusting carry on,” said the local resident who didn’t wish to be named.

He says the man is believed to be in his thirties and he also exposed himself to two men who were driving a jeep.

“They stopped, turned around and went back but he had gone at that stage. It is hard to understand it.

“That stretch of road is very peaceful. Of all the places for this to happen you wouldn’t think it would be there. It is unbelievable,” they said.

When contacted by the Limerick Leader, gardai said there was a call in relation to the incident.

“A complaint was made that a man was apparently seen to have been exposing himself,” said the spokesperson.

He said that gardai immediately attended the scene after the call and carried out a search but, like with the men in the jeep, they couldn’t locate the person.

“Following the complaint the matter is being investigated and if anyone has any information please contact Bruff or Pallasgreen garda stations on 061-382940 or 061 384102,” said the garda spokesperson.

The local person told the Leader that the same man also exposed himself at Newtown, Pallasgreen on the same date at 4pm.

However, gardai said they had not received a complaint in relation to that.

“Thank God schools are on holidays at the moment because you would hate for a child to be witness to something like this if they were going to school,” said the local.

This is the second shocking incident of public nudity in recent weeks in East Limerick after two women were arrested following a topless brawl in Doon.