Thomasville Police Urge Park Goers to be on the Look-Out

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Officers said this isn't the first time an incident like this has happened. The first one taking place about a year ago but the latest took place earlier this month prompting police to conduct an investigation.

"I think it's disgusting and I hope they get rid of him," said Thomasville Resident Susan Knisely.

Thomasville Police said the incident took place at Cherokee Lake Park a place where residents like Dina Hamby brings two children she baby-sits out to play.

"It limits when you want to come here it makes you not want to come here," said Thomasville Resident Dina Hamby.

Police Reports say a few weeks ago, two women were walking in the park and noticed a man exposing himself ... Police said the two women ran to the police department located right next to the park to file a report.

Thomasville Resident Susan Knisely said she brings her grandchild out to play and says she's surprised something like this happened.

"She loves the park we let her come out and swing I think I'd just put her in the car and leave and call the police," said Knisely.

Officers said the suspect is described as a slender black male last seen wearing a band-aid on his face and wearing a black coat.

Cherokee Lake is still a safe place for residents to walk around and to bring they're children to," said Thomasville Police Public Information Officer Lt. Eric Hampton.

But Officers are urging people to report any suspicious activities while investigations continues.

Officers said they are continuously patrolling the area looking for suspicious activity.

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  • by Jim Location: Tallah on Feb 16, 2011 at 01:34 PM
    Well, you have to give the pervert some credit for having the guts to do his pervert stuff at a park RIGHT NEXT TO A POLICE STATION. Hopefully, when he's caught, the police will reward him somehow; like giving him a "special" cell mate.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 at 01:15 PM
    Anonymous, how would a pair of limb sheers solve the problem. You are not really advocating violence at a park are you?
  • by Sinick on Feb 16, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    I'm sure once the police apprehend him and see what it was that was being exposed, the case will be dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence.
  • by Jacket Mom Location: thomasville on Feb 16, 2011 at 09:20 AM
    Hopefully it is not a county school board member celebrating.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 at 07:09 AM
    Carry along a pair of limb sheers. That should solve the problem.
  • by Benjamin Location: Ochlocknee, GA on Feb 15, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    My wife and I visited this Park yesterday (Valentine's). It is a very nice place to relax, watch people walking or jogging,etc. We especially enjoyed watching the ducks and geese swimming. It's a shame one individual can put a stigma on something so enjoyable for so many. I hope he is apprehended quickly!!
  • by Sammy Location: Cairo on Feb 15, 2011 at 03:19 PM
    Thomasville PD can't even keep the park next to the station safe. I'm glad I live in Beachton...
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