Fairfax County Police said a teenager was walking along the patch near Salt Kettle Way and Ridge Heights Drive and saw an adult male completely nude, with his hands near his groin area about 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
The victim ran and the suspect fled prior to police arrival. Officers checked the area with assistance from the helicopter, but the suspect was not located, police said.
The suspect was described as a white male, pale skin, a lean build, between 40 to 50 years of age and gray hair.
Original story, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday: South Lakes High School principal Kim Retzer is warning students and parents to beware of a naked man seen near the school today.
Retzer sent this email to SLHS families:
A SLHS student reported today that she observed an adult male not wearing any clothes in the park playground area across from the school around 12:45 p.m.
The student reported this incident to us when she arrived at school and our office contacted Fairfax County Police. The police department is investigating and searching for this individual.
As the new school year approaches, this is an opportunity to remind your son or daughter to be aware of their surroundings and avoid any seemingly dangerous situation. Students should travel in pairs to and from school and bus stops whenever possible, and immediately report to an adult any suspicious activity.