MASSAPEQUA, Long Island — After a number of reports of partially naked men approaching women in the massive Massapequa on Long Island, police are stepping up walking patrols to find the men responsible.
The latest incidents occurred Sunday, just six-minutes apart from one another. However, the were miles apart, with women giving two very different descriptions that have lead police to believe two men are responsible.
In both cases, the women were walking in the preserve when the men approached them wearing only a sweatshirt and no pants. They then exposed themselves and walked away.
The incidents come days after Nassau County police arrested 57-year-old Andrew Parucci for doing the same exact thing on Oct. 19. Police thought their case was closed until two more incidents popped up on Sunday.
"We could go with a copycat theory, in that he is a duplicate notoriety" Detective Richard LeBrun said.
The first suspect was described as a man in his 40s with a partial beard and green zip up hoodie, and no pants on.
The second suspect was described as a man with dark skin wearing a grey hoodie.
"We do not think it was the same person," LeBrun said.
Nassau County police used K-9s and aviation to search the massive 600-acre preserve, but came up with nothing over the weekend. They have done walking patrols, urging anyone running to do so in pairs.