Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Flasher arrested after 16-year-old girl chased him for two miles

jodie-schofield-6794702-hero.jpg
rexfeatures-652851bk.jpg

A flasher was arrested after 'exposing himself' to a teenage girl who decided to take action, and pursued him for two miles before alerting bystanders to call the police.

Jodie Schofield, 16, claims she was so enraged when the 52-year-old flashed her, she decided to run after him for two miles.

Her screams eventually alerted two builders who helped detain him as she called police.

The incident took place on Monday 3 March on Blackfriars Road in Salford, when Schofield was returning home after walking her cousin to school.

As she was walked down an alleyway near her home she claims the man appeared and exposed himself. She told Manchester Evening News, “I saw him peeking around the corner and then he disappeared".

“I shouted at him and told him to stop but he was just laughing at me the whole time and I didn’t want him to get away with it.

“I was running after him for ages - about 30 minutes - but I just didn’t want him to get away. After a while two builders saw us and I was shouting what had happened so they managed to get hold of him and keep him there until the police arrived.”

Scholfield didn’t know the builders who came to her aid but said she wanted to thank them "for helping me stop him because it’s a horrible thing to have to go through.”

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman confirmed the incident is being investigated.

He said “We received a call at 10.36am where an adult male had been detained by members of the public and was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure.

“He was chased by the complainant and detained nearby by builders who had seen him running away.

The 52-year-old man has since been released on bail until May 1 and police are "pending further enquiries”.

(Images credit: Rex Features, Chris Gleave)

Related

rexfeatures-1271440av.jpg

Women Who Eat on Tubes Facebook page: hilarious, right?

untitled-2.jpg

Ban Bossy: Beyonce and Jennifer Garner join campaign to take back the word

target-photoshop-horror-hero.jpg

Outrage as Target photoshops teen to give her a thigh gap

menstrual-man-bollywood-hero.jpg

Man who tackled taboo of sanitary care for women in India celebrated in new film

630900-d1f59be8-a3e9-11e3-94c1-d923b8b77352.jpg

Outcry as passenger pens sexist note to female pilot on a napkin

article-cheating-0412.jpg

Revenge signs to get back on cheating partners

More

Why people are posting cat photos in response to the Barcelona attacks

There’s a reason behind the influx of felines online

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Aug 2017

The deadly secret hidden within that creepy Game of Thrones hug

Spoilers are coming…

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

Why it’s totally fine if you don’t have a ‘work wife’

Having friends at work is nice – but it’s not the be all and end all

by Moya Crockett
18 Aug 2017

Meteorologist’s epic response to troll who called her “disgusting”

“Enough is enough.”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
18 Aug 2017

Acts of love, humanity and solidarity following the Barcelona attack

In the darkness, there is light.

by Moya Crockett
18 Aug 2017

How you can help those caught up in the Barcelona attack

The ways you can support the victims, survivors and investigation

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

People are furious about Trump’s response to the Barcelona attack

The world is sick of his double-standard on terrorism

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

Ryan Phillipe on how he tackles depression

“I’m thinking about how to focus and steady myself”

by Susan Devaney
17 Aug 2017

Are black girls being forced to grow up too fast?

A study has shown that black girls as young as five are seen as more adult than their white peers

by Kemi Alemoru
17 Aug 2017

Teen receives sickening messages after asking for career advice

This businessman's response was shocking

by Sarah Biddlecombe
17 Aug 2017