Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a boy

 Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who they say exposed himself to a 9-year-old boy in a bathroom at the Shops at South Town on Saturday, April 21.

Officers responded to a report of lewdness at the mall, 10450 State St., about 7 p.m., according to Sandy Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen.

Nielsen said the man approached a boy in a bathroom, pulled down his pants and exposed himself to the boy. The boy told police the man then asked him to “come closer,” but he ran out of the bathroom instead.

The boy then ran to his mother and pointed the man out to her. She took out her phone and snapped a photo of the man, who then knocked the phone out of her hand and pushed her to the ground, Nielsen said.

The man then left the mall and was last seen getting into a late model, black Ford Mustang, Nielsen said. The man asked other mall patrons to take him to a nearby TRAX station before getting into the Mustang.

The man is described as 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with dark-colored hair. He is believed to be in his early-to-mid 20s.

Anyone with information about the man is encouraged to call police at 801-568-7200 or at the department’s anonymous tip line, 801-568-4636.

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